Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has made clear that Los Blancos will not focus on referees in these final three games of the season.
There has been a lot of discussion in Spain and around the world about the penalty drama that occurred during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla last weekend, but the Frenchman wants to focus on football instead.
“I don’t [want to] talk about this anymore,” Zidane said during Wednesday’s pre-match press conference.
“I have faith in football and everyone doing their job. I’m not going to say anything else, because if I say anything there’s going to be a fuss…. We want to do our job.”
There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about Zidane potentially leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season, and the 48-year-old was twice asked about his future, to which he had the same response.
“I’m not thinking about the future, I’m only thinking about the three games [remaining],” he replied.
Marvin Park may get another chance to play in the first team due to Real Madrid’s plethora of injuries in defence, so how will Raul Gonzalez feel about having Zidane take one of his players a few days before Castilla’s playoff tie against Ibiza?
“If we need players, we will always use Castilla,” he stated.
“We get on well with Raul, we are in total communication to get things done.”
Real Madrid have somehow managed to stay in the title race, despite having 60 injuries this season, and the French coach wants his team to keep fighting until the end.
“We can win or lose LaLiga. The most important thing is to give everything in every game. And we have done that,” Zidane noted.
“The season is very long and there are good and bad moments. I’m not going to say it’s been a bad season.
“When we won LaLiga in 2017 it was a phenomenal season, but we [only became] champions on the last matchday. The most important thing is to give everything; you can’t control the rest, only what we can do.”
Rumours have begun to swirl that Vinicius Junior could depart the club as part of a swap deal to bring in another star player, but Zidane is not putting too much weight on those reports.