Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refuses to get involved in Barcelona row

Zinedine Zidane has refused to make any comments on the suggestion that Real Madrid have filed an official complaint regarding their tight schedule in La Liga. The current league leaders have almost half as much recovery time between their games compared to their arch rivals Barcelona.

“I won’t get involved,” Zidane said in a news conference ahead of Madrid’s game with relegation-threatened Mallorca on Wednesday. “One day it’s the timetables, one day it’s the referees. Everyone does their job. I’ll do mine, which is difficult enough.”

The French coach also refused to comment on the availability of two of his key players, star winger Eden Hazard and captain Sergio Ramos. Hazard sat out Madrid’s 2-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday, while Ramos was subbed off the pitch with a minor knee problem. “We’ll see tomorrow,” Zidane said. “It’s a lot of games in very few days. Recovery is important. We go day-to-day here. We’ll see tomorrow what we’ll do.”

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