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Zidane: “I never talk about refereeing, but today I’m quite annoyed”

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The coach said there was also a Sevilla handball. 

Real Madrid v Sevilla - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

The main talking point from Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla was the double penalty incident that ended in Sevilla’s second goal and it was also the main talking point of Zinedine Zidane’s post-match press conference.

Asked if thought Juan Martínez Munuera was correct to give a penalty for the Éder Militão handball and asked what the referee told him during their conversation on the pitch after the game, Zidane said: “I don’t understand [the handball criteria]. There was a Militão handball, but there was also a Sevilla handball. I wasn’t convinced by what the referee told me. But, he is the one who whistles. I never talk about this [refereeing controversies], but today I’m quite annoyed. They have to explain the handball rules to me. If there is a Militão handball then okay. But, there was also a Sevilla one. But, it is what it is.”

More questions about the refereeing followed, but Zidane said he wasn’t going to say more.

Discussing the match itself, the Frenchman said: “I think we started slowly in the first 25 minutes, but the second half was very good. I think the players gave everything and deserved more. They deserved to win. But, we have to think about the next game. It’s not in our hands anymore, but we’re going to fight to the end.”