Zinedine Zidane insists he did not see Keylor Navas’ controversial foul on Darko Brasanac but says the goalkeeper “won” Real Madrid the game.
Navas was lucky not to be sent off in the first half as he took out Brasanac just outside the box, the Serbian having been away in the clear, but Zidane preferred to focus on the positives of the goalkeeper’s performance.
“My assessment of the game is good because we picked up three points,” the Coach said after the game.
“We ended up suffering, but I’m happy and we have to congratulate the players.
“We had a lot of patience and the result was fair.
“We’re happy with the result. We’re going to face this pressure in other games and it doesn’t end here.
“The referee? Anyone can say what they like. I’m never going to mess with the referee or anything. We picked up three points and that’s it.
“Navas? At half-time, I didn’t say anything. It’s part of the game, he can make mistakes like everyone else, but ultimately he saved the game for us. He’s the one who made the save to win us the match.
“We know we can score at any moment, but we have to keep a cool head. We won from a set-piece. We’re very strong, but I’d like us to score more goals in other ways.
“Red card for Keylor? I didn’t see the images so I can’t say anything.
“Who do Madrid bother? Many [teams] certainly, but it’s normal. We’re Madrid and we bother a lot of people.”