Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has spoken on manager Zinedine Zidane’s job at Santiago Bernabeu following the shock exit in the Copa Del Rey after the Champions were defeated 2-1 at home by their neighbours Leganes on Wednesday night.
The defeat ensured that the European Champions were knocked out on away goal rule having defeated Leganes 1-0 last week and lost 2-1 at home to make the aggregate score 2-2.
Zidane accepts blame for Real Madrid's Copa Del Rey exit
Real Madrid is already 19 points behind their arch-rivals in the La Liga and they face a tough test in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain in the second round on February 14 in Bernabeu.
With the defeat, Zidane has admitted his job at Bernabeu is on the line, but club captain Ramos has leapt to the Frenchman's defence.
"I'm not a big fan of changes," Ramos told Marca
"We are the first ones to stand up for Zidane."
"To fall in the Copa del Rey is a failure," Spain international centre-back Ramos added.
"These are tough times, but we must be as united as possible and not throw the rest of the season away.
"You have to learn from bad moments. We are all responsible and we hope that this serves some use in the future. We still have the Champions League."
La Liga Champions have lost five games across all competitions already this season – as much as they lost throughout the whole of the 2016/17 campaign.