Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to overcome the Bernabeu whistles following a dip in form.
The three time Ballon d'Or winner failed to score for the fourth consecutive home game in Real's 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao - Zidane is unconcerned, however, admitting he had experienced similar treatment from the fansduring his playing career with the club.
Speaking at a press conference - viaESPN-he said:"I don't understand [the whistles]. But they also whistled me, I know it can happen. It means the Bernabeu is special, it demands the maximum. Cristiano is used to that and is not worried about it. We know how important the fans are."
Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score in 4 home games in a row for the first time:
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"I spoke with him about other things, as that does not worry me. I want him to score two or three goals each game, but I am not worried as I know it will happen.
"He is not converting the chances, but the important thing is he gets them. Soon he will score them, and it will all be calmer."
Zidane was asked about his decision to once again play the BBC trio -Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo -ahead of Spanish options such as Alvaro Morata and Lucas Vazquez.
"You have been asking me this for the last five months at least," he added. "I have three phenomenal players. For me, they are very important for the team.
"The others might play less, but they are just as important. It is always like this, some players have much more time than others. People can have their opinions, but I have my job to do."
Real Madrid sit top of the La Liga table after Sunday night's win over Bilbao and are unbeaten so far this season.