Zinedine Zidane: If the referee gives a penalty, it means a penalty
After the match against Alaves, where Real Madrid won 2:0, Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media and commented on the penalties in his team’s last three matches. ‘If the referee gives a penalty, it means a penalty’ – Zizou said.
In the 35th round match of La Liga, Real Madrid defeated Alaves and won 2: 0. Karim Benzema scored the first goal in the 11th minute of the match at the stadium of Alfredo Di Stefano. In the second half, Marco Asensio (50th minute) increased the hosts’ advantage, which was assisted by Benzema again.
After this victory, the leader of the championship, Real Madrid, are still 4 points ahead of Barcelona. In the next round, they will face Granada.
It is noteworthy that in the match against Alaves, Benzema’s goal for the team turned out to be the 500th under Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane (in 206 matches, 138 wins, 42 draws, 26 defeats). The French specialist is the second coach in Real’s history to score 500 goals. The “Royal Club” had a higher efficiency only during the coaching of Miguel Munoz – 605 matches, 1226 goals.
After the match against Alaves, Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media, where he focused on three penalties for his team in the last three matches:
“We also have to keep going, Courtois is in great shape, and the team is conceding very few goals. Benzema was hit at the end of the first half and felt a little dizzy because of it, but nothing serious – everything is fine.”
As for the three penalties in three matches, if the referee puts a penalty, it means a penalty. It’s just that it was a well-executed play by Mendy. The main thing is to score, and it doesn’t matter how you score.
We are fighting for a place in the championship. There are three games left until the end of the season. But we don’t know what will happen. We need a little rest, but the best rest is victory. ”