Criticism aimed at Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has been harsh and unfair, according to ex-Los Blancos custodian Paco Buyo.
Lopez, who signed for the European giants from Sevilla in January last year, has come in for criticism from fans and some media pundits for some below par performances this year. He conceded six goals in just two games recently as Los Blancos lost 4-3 to Barcelona and 2-1 to Sevilla to dent their title hopes.
And he was also said by many to be at fault for goals conceded in big games, and in particular in the La Liga fixtures at the Nou Camp and Vicente Calderon.
But Buyo jumped to Lopez’s defence, saying the pressure he is put under is immense and he hasn’t made any serious errors.
Speaking to AS, he stated: “Since the start of the League, Diego Lopez has been under great pressure. Not just to wear the shirt of Real Madrid but the media obviously, and sometimes rightly, reviews him.
“But I’d say he’s made no major mistakes. He hasn’t committed any great faults or errors that have been decisive in a defeat. Some of the criticism has been unfair, although no one can question the merits of Iker and everything he has done.”