After the victory of Real Madrid in view of Barcelona 2-1 in the classic played this Saturday at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, the coaches of each team demonstrated at a press conference. Ronald Koeman He was furious against the arbitration for the controversy of the alleged criminal against Martin Braithwaite at the end of the match. While Zinedine Zidane He offered his point of view on that play and stated: “We deserved the victory.”
“If you are from Barça you have to be hot and unhappy about two decisions of the referee. I only ask a referee to get his decisions right. The penalty is very clear. We have to shut up and that’s it “, launched Koeman after the defeat at the microphones of ‘Movistar Plus’. In addition, he was annoyed that the referee Jesús Gil Manzano only added 4 minutes: “The extra time of four minutes, when the referee spent two minutes due to his shoulder. I do not know the reason”.
The Dutchman was reiterative with the controversy of the alleged penalty and pointed out against the VAR: “The referee may not have been able to see it, but there is a VAR for situations like this, to help the referees because the referee cannot see everything” he highlighted, without wanting to go further but without stopping to do so ”. In addition, in a somewhat rude action, he left the ‘Movistar Plus’ journalist without saying goodbye and withdrew from the interview.
Koeman left several controversial statements against refereeing, such as the following: “I am going to tell Laporta that for next season I will sign a referee.” Finally he included his players in the request, “I am not the only one who is like this. The players feel sad about that decision of the referee. There are players who have been at Barça for many years and I don’t know how they should feel again ”.
For his part, Zinedine Zidane was consulted about the alleged criminal offense claimed by Koeman and he replied: “It is the feeling of each one. If the referee did not whistle a penalty, it is because there is no penalty. Then, the added time is up to him to decide. Then nothing. The important thing for us is what we did on the pitch. We had many occasions ”. In addition, he assured that “We can be happy and we cannot just say that it was the referee, we deserved the victory.”