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Zinedine Zidane: I am tired of people saying we are winning because of referees

firstpost: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said it was unfair that his side were constantly being accused of benefiting from favourable refereeing after they closed in on the LaLiga title with a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Sergio Ramos struck the only goal of the game with a penalty awarded after a VAR review showed Marcelo had been fouled by Dani Garcia.

Athletic, however, were denied a spot-kick late on when Ramos appeared to tread on their forward Raul Garcia.

Real had also beaten Getafe 1-0 with a late penalty on Thursday and had big decisions go their way in recent victories over Valencia and Real Sociedad, but Zidane dismissed the suggestion that the title was being decided on marginal calls.

“It’s easy to … talk about controversies but that’s not the case, we are doing phenomenally well. We are giving everything on the pitch and we deserve everything we are achieving,” Zidane told a virtual news conference.

“I don’t like to get involved in these discussions but what I cannot accept is hearing that we are top of the table because of referees’ decisions.

“We deserve more respect for what we are doing and I’m tired of people saying we are winning because of referees.”

Real have won all seven of their matches since action resumed in La Liga following a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and hold a seven-point lead over title rivals Barcelona, although the Catalans can pull the gap back to four against Villarreal later on Sunday.

The victory in Bilbao was Real’s fourth consecutive clean sheet and Zidane highlighted his side’s work in defence, which proved even more valuable as they failed to sparkle in attack.

“What I liked the most was our defensive solidity, that is proving to be our strength at the moment and the key to our balance. When we lose the ball we all defend together and recently that’s what we have been doing very well,” he said.

“We are lacking a bit of brilliance at the moment in attack, we can always improve in that respect but the most important thing is that once again we showed our strength in defence.”

Source: Published by firstpost

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Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

Hard work determines

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

Funny

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
1 month ago

Never mind

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

All because of a match

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
1 month ago

Don’t worry

Gideon
Gideon
1 month ago

This is so funny

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
1 month ago

That’s good

John Samuel Ochiwu
John Samuel Ochiwu
1 month ago

So funny

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

That’s true
Win is win ooo

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

Keep focus

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Real Madrid are doing well

Temitope Samson Fayomi
Temitope Samson Fayomi
1 month ago

It’s okay

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Nice info

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
1 month ago

that’s people for you…Na hardwork

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

Hmmm

Catherine Ochigbo
Catherine Ochigbo
1 month ago

Determination

Ini Ben
Ini Ben
1 month ago

. It’s a well deserved victory.

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

Smiles… 😀😀😀

Ifeanyi Edmund
Ifeanyi Edmund
1 month ago

Fans will always talk nah

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

It is becoming funny

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

It’s hard-working

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
1 month ago

nice update

Izu simon
Izu simon
1 month ago

It’s so obvious.

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Never mind zidane

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

Nice win for Madrid

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
1 month ago

Not to worry, its a well deserved victory.

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Great coach.

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Take it easy

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
1 month ago

people always suspect big team

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

Hmm,

Aba Osita Oscar
Aba Osita Oscar
1 month ago

It is worrisome

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
1 month ago

That’s right

mmuotoo chibuike peter
mmuotoo chibuike peter
1 month ago

Bro don’t listen to people

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Interesting

ndubuisi victor njakor
ndubuisi victor njakor
1 month ago

nice choach

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
1 month ago

Nice duty

Cherry
Cherry
1 month ago

Keep working hard

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 month ago

They are jealous of him

Adegoke Azeez Adedamola
Adegoke Azeez Adedamola
1 month ago

This man should keep shot

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Don’t mind what people are saying Zidane

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Its an opinion

Oluwatimilehin olakunle
Oluwatimilehin olakunle
1 month ago

Madrid tried

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Win is win

Obasi victor uma
Obasi victor uma
1 month ago

Don’t worry

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

Zidan should concentrate more

Uzoh pascal
Uzoh pascal
30 days ago

He has a point

Ogunleye Michael Adetomiwa
Ogunleye Michael Adetomiwa
30 days ago

Sorry zidain

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
30 days ago

Zidane shouldn’t get distract by what is hearing about Real Madrid

Eromosele osarobo Emmanuel
Eromosele osarobo Emmanuel
30 days ago

Funny how people are complaining

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
30 days ago

That is nice