The new Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, once shared a comment that provoked controversy. How come? He said that recently, Real Madrid have benefited more from the referee’s decision.
In his recent statement, the Dutch tactician noted that the Referee seemed to “love” Real Madrid more than Barcelona.
His remarks were related to the referee’s controversial decision in the La Liga match between Los Blancos and Eibar. At that time, the Referee did not award a penalty to Eibar, even though Sergio Ramos had clearly touched the ball with his hand in the forbidden city.
If only at that time Eibar got a penalty, it is not impossible that the final result of the match will change, because at that time they were 1-2 behind the hosts. In the end, Real Madrid won 3-1.
Koeman admitted that he believed that Eibar was entitled to a penalty in the match. As if they wanted to contest the two camps, the media crew then asked Zidane about Ronald Koeman’s claims.
The man from France seems to have started getting fed up with Koeman’s comments, especially about the referee. The reason is, Zidane feels that the Referee has done their job well.
“It’s starting to get annoying because I was never involved with the referee. I think the referee was leading the game and they did a good job.”
“I will not discuss what Koeman said. We have to have an important match tomorrow, a very demanding match, and that is the only thing that is in our heads now,” Zidane said as quoted by Goal International.
In fact, statistics show that Barcelona have won more penalties this season than Real Madrid, even twice as much.
Not to mention, other statistics that show that Los Blancos have conceded more often from the penalty spot. However, Zidane did not mind this at all and focused on tomorrow’s match.
“It’s true that we were unlucky in penalties every game, but I’m really not focused on that. Our only focus is the game tomorrow,” he said.