Zidane: Ronaldo injury ‘not serious’

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is confident Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury during the Clasico against Barcelona ‘is nothing serious and just a knock’.

“We saw a good match and ultimately I don’t know if one team deserved more from it than the other,” the Coach said after the 2-2 draw on Sunday.

“Those who went to see the game would have been happy. A Barca-Madrid is always importable for the table, but tonight it wasn’t and we have to congratulate them for what they’ve done.

“It was a complicated match for the referee, but I won’t get involved. There was a bit of everything in the game, but we can’t change anything now. It is what it it is.

“Ronaldo? He’s not too good at the moment, but I don’t think it’s anything serious. I think it’s just a knock.

“We’ll see the test results tomorrow, but I think it’s only a minor thing for him. I’m not worried about the Final, we’ll all be there.

“I can’t tell you how long he’ll be out for, but I can say that it’s only something small, although we’ll see tomorrow and how much damage he’s done.

“The referee? I won’t talk about them, like always. We had a good match and with an extra man, we found it a bit harder.

“We need a bit more patience, but we can’t change anything now. We have to be happy for Barca.

“This game with VAR? No because there wasn’t one. I won’t talk about it because it won’t change anything now.

“Bale and Benzema? The most important thing is that they work well. Benzema’s got stuck in, even if there are always difficult times in a season.

“He showed up when it mattered the other night [against Bayern]. Now we have three games left and then the Champions League Final.

“Disappointed not to win? Yes, clearly we are. We had several chances to score another goal, mostly in the first half, but the game ended like it did. It’s a draw, it can’t be changed and Barca can end the campaign unbeaten.

“I’d have liked us to win. In a Clasico where nothing was at stake, we still saw a great game.

“We both went out to play and had a great match. Football is always the most important thing, more so than the controversies.”

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