LaLiga leaders have benefited from several calls since the restart, but the coach insists the team deserves more respect.
Zidane is tired of hearing that Real won because of the referees
It took Sergio Ramos another penalty for Real Madrid to beat Athletic Club on Sunday, but Zinedine Zidane was tired of hearing that his side need officials’ help to win. LaLiga leaders have benefited from several calls since the restart, but the coach insists the team deserves more respect. “I’m tired of hearing that we won because of the referees,” Zidane said after the match in his post-match press conference. “It is not going to change, but the players deserve respect. No one is going to take our minds from our goal.” Zidane does not think that the title has just been won, although he recognized how important these three points could be at San Mames. “While it is mathematically won, we cannot relax or think about the title,” he added.
“It is a crucial victory, a hard game with great intensity. It is a decisive win. Although Ramos scored a decisive goal, It was his defense partner Eder Militao who impressed most. Militao had a great game,” Zidane said. “It’s true that he played a little this season, but I’m happy for him. All our players are on when it’s time to play.” Now with seven victories from seven since the restart, Zidane took time to praise his side. “I like our strength more than anything,” he explained. “We show firmness and balance when we lose the ball, and we are excellent.” We lacked a spark in the attack, and we can improve, but our defensive strength is so important.”