Speaking to Movistar after Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano on Saturday night, manager Zinedine Zidane gave his opinion on the result that sent his side top of LaLiga.
“It was a great game. It’s true that it was tough out there but we got a deserved win. We had chances to get a third but it’s a very deserved victory. In the end, the referee said it wasn’t a penalty for Barcelona, and he decided that and that’s it. We had lots of chances to score more. Before the game, they were ahead of us [in the table]. We’re not only going to talk about the referee but instead about what we did on the pitch. With Valverde, we had one more in midfield but also out wide. He’s really quick and that was the plan. Benzema has the talent and quality, he has so much quality. We have to enjoy tonight and the result against Liverpool because we worked hard for these two victories.”