10 Jan ‘Ought to have been known as off’
Actual Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane mentioned his facet’s match in opposition to Osasuna ought to have been postponed because of the snowy circumstances after the La Liga champions may solely draw 0-0 on Saturday with the second-from-bottom facet.
The snowstorm that blitzed northern Spain and the Spanish capital pressured Actual to make the journey to Pamplona a day sooner than initially deliberate, whereas they have been made to attend on the icy runway at Barajas airport for over 4 hours.
Zidane’s facet struggled on the icy pitch as snow continued to fall all through the sport. They did not have a shot on goal within the first half.
“That was not a football match, it ought to have been known as off,” an indignant Zidane informed reporters.
“We dealt badly with the circumstances and the journey, and we did what we may on the pitch however the sensation we have now now could be that it wasn’t a correct match.”
The draw meant they missed the prospect to leapfrog La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, whose match with Athletic Bilbao was suspended because of the storm.
Zidane felt the teams had been handled unfairly, particularly since his facet confronted a troublesome journey again.
“It is prior to now and now we do not know what we will do or when we will get again,” he mentioned.
“My greatest criticism is in regards to the match. The circumstances weren’t proper. I do know I am repeating myself, however that is how it’s.”