Zinedine Zidane refused to be drawn on the most recent Actual Madrid penalty controversy, and is eager for his aspect to kill off video games earlier.
Actual stored their Liga title hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Elche, which was secured by an excellent end from Karim Benzema in stoppage time.
The defending champions needed to battle again from a objective down, and likewise had shouts for a penalty for a problem on Sergio Ramos waved away.
What was mentioned?
Requested for his view on Actual going one other sport with out being awarded a penalty, Zidane mentioned: “That is a difficulty I do not get entangled in.
“The referee does his job and we attempt to do ours, that is all there may be to it.
“I noticed the transfer, we thought there was one thing there, however the referee thought in any other case and that is that.”
Benzema’s two targets cancelled out an opener from Elche’s Dani Calvo, and Zidane advised his aspect’s late turnarounds will not be doing a lot for his blood strain.
“I just like the character the workforce is exhibiting however I would like that we scored earlier,” he mentioned. “I like video games to be extra relaxed.
“This workforce has character, we’re nonetheless alive in two competitions and we are going to preserve preventing arduous and believing in ourselves.”
The significance of Benzema to Actual
Actual are nearly clinging on to the coat-tails of metropolis rivals and Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Going into the weekend’s spherical of video games, Actual trailed Atletico by eight factors.
Their title hopes are more likely to relaxation on whether or not they can preserve Benzema match. He has scored 5 targets in his final 4 Liga outings, however between discovering the goal within the win over Valencia on February 14 and netting towards Atletico on March 7, he missed a few league video games – considered one of which was a house draw with Actual Sociedad.
The title is Atletico’s to lose, but when Benzema can preserve plundering targets at his current charge, Diego Simeone’s aspect could start to look over their shoulders.