Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente remains defiant in the face of criticism from fans and supporters.

Former Spain coach Clemente has been the target of criticism over his team selections in recent weeks, sparking rumours of a rift with some of his players.

But he defended his choices, saying: "There are some coaches who listen to the public and others who go for coffee with journalists, but I make changes purely to change the structure of the game.

"If the public do not like what I do, I cannot change the taste of the public. I cannot be dictated to by what they want. If I just do that, what the hell am I here for?"