ZINEDINE ZIDANE admits life at struggling Real Madrid is "very f****** up for all the players".
And veteran defender Marcelo says "we feel like we are sinking" after the the European champions' latest low, a shock 1-0 home loss to Villarreal.
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An 87th-minute counter-attack saw Pablo Fornals' late chip silence the Bernabeu as the visitors claimed a remarkable La Liga triumph.
It means Madrid – fourth in the table – have only won once in their past five games.
Crestfallen boss Zidane, facing the prospect of falling 19 points behind runaway leaders and bitter rivals Barcelona, said:
"It's very difficult for the confidence.
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