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La Liga president Javier Tebas has responded to Zinedine Zidane’s comments about the decision not to postpone his match against Osasuna.
Zidane was unhappy with the League after they refused to suspend the match against Osasuna due to heavy snowfall. Real Madrid ended up tying the game 0-0, costing them a chance to jump to first place over local rivals Atletico Madrid.
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After the game, the Real Madrid coach expressed his dissatisfaction with the League. Quoted by BrandZidane said: “It was not a football match. The conditions were not there. It should have been suspended. “
Tebas has responded to the Frenchman’s comments, claiming that Zidane is making excuses for his team’s failure to win the match.
“I have seen so many excuses that the coaches have given when the games have not gone well that this will be one more,” said Tebas Brand.
Los Blancos goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was also critical of the decision to play the match, claiming it was unsafe for the squad to travel in such frigid conditions, with the threat of automatic defeat if they do not travel.
This has increased tensions between La Liga and Madrid, which already had a bitter relationship.
Tebas was already unhappy with Madrid president Florentino Pérez, who hinted that his team was ready to join a European Super League in the near future. Tebas denied the rumors and called Pérez “clueless.”
Pérez has also been critical of the La Liga schedule, stating that his team doesn’t rest as much between games as archrival Barcelona. Last season it was found that the Catalan team rested 135 hours more than Madrid.