Former Spanish national team coach, Javier Clemente has expressed his support for the under-fire Madrid boss...The much-travelled coach is currently in control at Real Murcia, and has managed at the likes of Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol in his 27-year managerial career. As such, the Spaniard is well-equipped to discuss the pressures of being in the hot-seat, and he had nothing but sympathy for the mounting concerns that Schuster is faced with at the Bernabeu. He said, "As a coach, I can relate to the things that are happening and I can only defend him (Schuster). He has a limited number of players in his squad, is involved in a few competitions, and has a huge amount of injuries. He continued, "They have not changed they way they are playing but the performances are not there. It has worked for them in the past - the league is very long." The hugely experienced 58-year old, who guided Athletic Bilbao to back-to-back Primera Division titles in the 80's, also commented that the competitive nature of La Liga this season could work in Madrid's favour. He concluded, "The league is wide open, and the big teams do not win every match. There is not much difference between the sides. The league does not end now, it ends in May." Los Merengues currently trail leaders Barcelona by three points after twelve matches this season


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