Star Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin sympathises with the club's supporters, claiming he can 'understand' their displays of exasperation, but maintains that the club should 'stick together' through turbulent times.
The home crowd grew extremely frustrated at watching their side fail to register a win (1-1) against 10-man Qarabag, following their most recent European outing to the Azerbaijani side - another draw (0-0).
Diego Simeone's outfit are likely facing an early exit from the Champions League, having accumulated only three points from their opening four Champions League matches - Roma and Chelsea looking clear favourites to qualify.
Speaking to Marca (Via Football Espana) after the game, a dejected Godin maintained that the whistles are normal and understandable.
He continued: "We can only look at ourselves and what we have done and are capable of doing, you always want to improve regardless of the situation."
The centre back then called for togetherness: "The fans must stay behind us and keep supporting us, as a club we all must stick together and emerge from this poor run of results. We all need to try more.
"What’s the solution? If I knew that, then I would be Diego Simeone. We all know we have a duty to go and win our games but right now we are not doing that."
The Uruguayan then admitted: “As things stand, we are out of the Champions League because we must rely on other results, it is a tough situation."
This predicament is less than ideal for Simeone, having lead his team to the latter stages of the Champions League on a consistent basis throughout his tenure at the club.
The Champions League in particular is extremely important to the fans and it's likely protests will become more pronounced if Atleti fail to qualify.