Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has aimed a dig at rival Barcelona, saying that they “don’t depend” on anyone else to win matches.
His comments come in a week where Barca produced the biggest comeback in Champions League history against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s team won 6-1 on the night , to overturn a 4-0 deficit from the first leg.
However, there has been debate over a number of controversial calls made by referee Deniz Aytekin, who awarded Barca two penalties.
“Real Madrid is unique,” said Zidane when asked if controversial decisions in favour of Madrid are given more attention in the media.
“We know that we annoy certain people, but that is not going to change.
“If we win it is because we’ve played well, we don’t depend on anything or anyone else.”
Zidane also insisted that the confidence Barcelona have gotten from the PSG victory, will not influence the title race in Spain. Madrid trail Barcelona by a point at the top of La Liga, but have a game in hand over their title rivals.
“I can’t tell you what percentage (the referee influenced the game). What interests me is our game tomorrow,” added Zidane.
“They (Barcelona) are the same team. That isn’t going to change anything.”