Zidane surprised that 'correct VAR decisions' are drawing criticism

The Madrid coach spoke ahead of this week's game against Real Valladolid

Zidane: El árbitro ha pitado justo lo que ha pasado, es el que manda | EFE

VAR was once again the focus of Zinedine Zidane's press conference on Tuesday as he spoke to the media ahead of this week's game against Real Valladolid. 

Madrid were awarded a penalty by VAR late on in Sunday's game as they beat Real Betis 3-2, echoing a recurring theme from the end of last season. 

Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini and midfielder Sergio Canales, both ex-Madrid, suggested after the game that Los Blancos continue to get favourable VAR decisions. 

In this case, Marc Bartra was deemed to have handled the ball by VAR, although the replay also showed he may have been fouled by Borja Mayoral prior to that.  

However, Zidane feels that all the decisions that have gone in Madrid's favour have been the right calls. 

"I am surprised at the criticism of the [correct decisions]," the Frenchman said. "I'm not going to be talking about these things. Everyone can give their opinion as usual. We can't do anything but focus on our work. "

Zidane also refused to comment on reports Pellegrini could be handed a 12-game ban for his critical comments after Betis lost to Madrid at the weekend. 



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