Zinedine Zidane is not happy with the attention that the Spanish media is giving to the arbitration after the 1-2 victory with Real Madrid over Real Sociedad. The coach believes that the emphasis should be on conquering the lead with 'De Koninklijke'.
Referee Xavier Estrada received much criticism after the game in Sociedad; he would have too easily given Real attacker Vinícius a penalty, wrongly canceled a hit from the home club and wrongly approved a goal from Real striker Karim Benzema.
"I think the decisions were justified, although I don't want to go into too much of it. The referee decides. I just want to talk about our deserved victory," said Zidane.
"It bothers me that it is only about the arbitration. In that way it seems as if we have not enforced the victory ourselves, while it is."
Real took over the lead in La Liga from rival FC Barcelona, which did not win at Sevilla on Friday (0-0). The clubs both have 65 points, but the Madrilenians lead on the basis of mutual results.
Zidane looks at the remaining eight rounds with confidence. Real Mallorca is the next opponent on Wednesday. "It is a busy program, but we are all aware of the situation. It looks good for the time being."
Sergio Ramos gave Real Madrid the lead from a penalty. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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