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Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas backs Zinedine Zidane to learn from season's struggles

Posted: 8 November 2017 Time: 09:34

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas believes head coach Zinedine Zidane will only come out stronger after the club’s rocky form this season.

The Galacticos have suffered a slow start to their La Liga title defence and already find themselves eight points off the pace of leaders Barcelona.

Los Blanco also suffered a first UEFA Champions League group stage loss in some five years after going down 3-1 away to Tottenham last week to leave them second on the table.

However, Casillas - who won five La Liga trophies and three European Cups with Madrid between 2001 and 2014 - has backed Zidane to learn invaluable lessons from their struggles this term.

"[Disappointing results] are going to make him stronger," the Porto goalkeeper told Omnisport.

"Everyone is waiting for a mistake from Real, but this is a team which has won two Champions Leagues in a row and no one could do that before.

"So apparently they are not in the best shape right now in LaLiga and they have lost a game against Tottenham, but we have to wait.

"There are still a lot of games to come in La Liga. And it's the same for the Champions League; everything is going to be decided in February."

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