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Real Madrid coach Zidane calls on fans to end Benzema jeers

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has urged fans to stop jeering Karim Benzema.

Zidane implored Real Madrid fans to not boo Benzema after the striker was whistled while making his return from injury in the 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruña.

"It's true, a month ago he wasn't playing," Zidane told reporters at his news conference ahead of the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg with Leganes on Wednesday. "He wanted to get back quickly and he's back with the squad now. The only thing he enjoys really is being out with us on the pitch, so it's good to have him back.

"But it's not good to see him getting whistled when he gets back. This has happened with him and could happen with others. "What we need from the fans is that they're with us. Of course, they're within their rights; they've paid so can have opinions, but I want fans to be with us for 90 minutes.

"After the game, whatever happens, happens. But during the game I want them with us. Karim will be available tomorrow."

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