Zidane spoke after the match Real Madrid won against Alavés in a tough stadium as Mendizorroza, where no one had won until today. The French manager highlighted Cristiano’s good match scoring a hat trick, the injury of Pepe, the referee of today and the match of Alavés.
Alavés started the game very good. The team managed by Pellegrino scored the first goal of the match and los Blancos had to make another overcome if they wanted the three points:”I do not know if it’s unfair, but Alavés played a good game. It is hard for them”, Zidane said.
Alavés supporters criticized the performance of the referee. Sánchez Martínez awarded two penalties in favor of Real Madrid: “I will not talk about them. The referee does his job. I think that both penalties were very clear, but everybody can have an opinion. In the next match we lose I won’t criticize the referees. They don’t act to help a team”, Zidane said about the referees.
Cristiano was the best player of Los Blancos despite he missed a penalty when the result was very tight (1-2). The Portuguese striker scored his 30th hat trick and it seem he returned: “What can I say about Cristiano. Today he scored three goals and I’m very happy with his performance, not only with his goals. He must continue as today, maybe in future match he would not score any goal but nothing happens. Working hard you can reach everything you want”, Zidane said about the good match the Portuguese star played in Mendizorroza.
Pepe had to leave the match in the first half because of muscular problems and Nacho replaced him: “I can’t say you too much. When we arrive Madrid he will have a resonance and will see the severity of the injury. We need to continue with the players that are 100%. Hopefully he return back soon as Modric and Sergio Ramos”, Zidane said about Pepe’s injury.