Real Madrid’s Jose Antonio Reyes has pleaded for patience from the club’s fans ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich.
Real have been jeered by the Bernabeu support after disappointing performances in their last two home matches in the league, but Reyes is hoping the crowd will get behind them on Tuesday.
“The fans have to help us and we have to win,” Reyes told a news conference on Monday.
“We hope that the Champions League will change the team, that we play well and that the crowd won’t jeer us.
“It affects the team when the fans whistle at a team mate. They have the right to jeer, applaud or do what they want, but we hope that tomorrow they will support the team even when things aren’t going well.
“This is a different competition and we have no choice but to win this match.”
Reyes said the team were taking nothing for granted even though Bayern were struggling at the moment.
“We can’t rely on the fact that Bayern are in poor form at the moment because we aren’t playing well either,” said the Spain international.
“We aren’t scoring as many goals as we should at the moment, but we are hoping that things will change tomorrow and the ball will go in in what is our most important game.”