Zidane criticises Sevilla after controversial VAR calls

Zidane criticises Sevilla after controversial VAR calls

Los Blancos claimed a narrow 2-1 win against Sevilla, but the losing side wasn't satisfied with the ref's performance.

The calm and funky shown by Zinedine Zidane in practically every news conference was nowhere to be found right after the sport between Real Madrid and Sevilla.

The match had its justifiable share of controversial calls, some of which were questioned by Sevilla's coach Julen Lopetegui and his boss, sporting director Ramón Rodríguez "Monchi".

According to "Monchi", Sevilla's first goal had to travel abreast of the scoreboard, but VAR technology and referee Martínez Munuera decided that there had been a foul on Eder Militao before Luuk de Jong's header. Then, Sevilla's equalizer was also reviewed with VAR technology thanks to an alleged handball by Munir El Haddadi before de Jong found the rear of the internet .

Before Zidane's presser, Monchi said that if Sevilla's second goal of the evening had been disallowed, he would have urged his players to go away the pitch as a sort of protest. thereupon in mind, the French boss decided to share his views on the topic and aimed a dig at the previous Roma exec.

"I saw the primary goal and there is a block there. there is a foul by Gudelj before the header. there is a handball before their second goal, and he may need to be said it had been not a handball, but I saw it. That's why I try to not talk about the refs because sometimes their ruling can favor you and sometimes it's going to not. It's complicated for the refs, but they take a stand. Sevilla can complain, but there's nothing to complain about," Zidane said.

The French manager stated that Monchi's words could also be a touch harsh thanks to what happened on the pitch, albeit he feels his team was damaged by the ref's decision.

"He must make himself liable for what he says. I'm nobody to mention if he's right or wrong. It's up to the ref to form the call. I think he's being a touch harsh together with his words, but I'm not getting to be the someone that tells Sevilla's sports director to shut up," Zidane concluded.

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