Butragueno backs under-fire Lopetegui

Under-fire Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui received support from director Emilio Butragueno.

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno backed Julen Lopetegui, saying the under-fire coach had his trust.

Lopetegui is under increasing pressure at the European champions after a four-match winless run, during which Madrid has failed to score.

But Butragueno – director of institutional relations at the club – offered the former Spain boss support ahead of Madrid's hosting of Levante in La Liga on Saturday.

"We have a great technical team. We trust them and we are confident that we will have a good season. Real Madrid always go to win at any field and every time we play it's for the millions of fans around the world," he said on Friday.

Madrid is fifth in the table but, given it is kicking off before its rivals this matchday, would jump top with a win over Levante.