Sami Khedira has revealed that he is unhappy in Madrid and believes that whenever Real do not play well, he is used as a ‘scapegoat.’
Khedira joined Real Madrid three seasons ago, and in every season at the Bernabeu, he has been criticised for his performances.
Despite being in the good books of both former coach, Jose Mourinho and current manager, Carlo Ancelloti; Khedira has always been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris-Saint Germain.
The 26 year old told Kicker, in quotes picked up AS, that he felt he never really gets a fair shake of the stick from the Spanish media.
“I feel badly treated by the Spanish press,” Khedira said. “I am never among their favourites. I began the season on the bench, and again I am the scapegoat. I am not valued, even when my performances are good. I am not Spanish, I did not cost a lot, and I am a disciple of Mourinho.”
Khedira spoke about the current season and how the team is taking time to gel under Ancelloti.
“We are not playing well,” he said. “We can have some good moments, but most of the time we are playing too complicated, too individual. I do not know if it just a question of time or something more, but we have still not found ourselves as a team.”
Madrid are currently 5 points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
“We must improve quickly,” he said. “Barca are playing very consistently, and Atletico have won all their games up until now.”
Khedira also went on to point out that the €50 million sale of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal just before the end of last summer’s transfer window had affected Madrid.
“The loss of a player of the quality of Mesut would weaken any team,” Khedira said.