Diego Godin accused Sergio Ramos of elbowing Mario Mandzukic during Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game against Real Madrid.
The first leg at Vicente Calderon ended in a goalless draw and the centre-back spoke to reporters after the final whistle.
“It’s good that if you don’t win you don’t concede,” he argued, AS reports.
“We improved in the second half and we almost scored at the end. We wanted to win. That’s the reality.
“We continue with a 50% chance in the tie. We’ll work with humility when we play at their place and it will be difficult, a very tough tie.”
Godin was asked for his take on a couple of refereeing questions, firstly the incident between Sergio Ramos and Mario Mandzukic that left Mandzukic bloodied.
“I was upset by Ramos’ elbow but that happens in a game and that’s where it stays,” he replied.
“The referee is there to decide what’s a foul and if they’re yellow cards or not.
“Any quality player not available is good for us,” he continued when discussing Marcelo, who, like Mario Suarez, is suspended for the return leg.
“But we look at what we’re doing. We’re going to fight to reach the semi-final.”