Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hit out at persistent talks of his side benefiting from refereeing decisions after their 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.
A controversial penalty saw Madrid go ahead through Sergio Ramos before Adnan Januzaj’s strike was ruled out for offside.
Karim Benzema was on hand to score his third goal since the restart of the league to make the score 2-0 following checks with the VAR for a possible handball.
And Zidane says he is tired of talks of referees, insisting that his side were worth the win over La Real moving them ahead of Barcelona on head-to-head basis.
“What bothers me is that in the end we only talk about the referees, it seems that we have not done anything on the field,” the Madrid head coach told a news conference, via AS. “But we are not going to control the controversy. We won on the field and I think the victory is deserved.”
“There is a penalty and I think that for the goal, Karim touches it with his shoulder.
“These are things of the referee and as always I do not get involved, he does his job and nothing else. I have to respect these things and think only about what we did.
“It is a deserved victory, which is the most important thing for us.”
Real Mallorca is next in line for the Los Blancos on Wednesday, as they hope to make it four wins in four games after the three months hiatus.
But it is the victory at the Reale Arena which satisfies Zidane with Madrid going on top of the league table with eight matches to go.
“A win, three points at a difficult stadium. We had a complicated match to play until the end,” he said. “We were playing well, creating chances but this doesn’t mean anything. We saw how complicated the last 10-15 minutes were.
“But the feeling I’m left with is the effort and the intensity and the attitude we had from the start. And in the end, we leave a difficult stadium with three points. It’s a deserved victory.”