Real Madrid and Osasuna tied without goals in a match affected by the bad weather, which prompted Zinedine Zidane to express his anger at not postponing the match, especially since the pitch was not ready to play football.
Zidane’s statements after Real Madrid and Osasuna drew:
Zidane said, “We did our best, but the conditions are very difficult and bad. We do not know until we will return to Madrid, today or tomorrow. We have to forget what happened today, and really think about the match on Wednesday.”
He added: “There are no excuses, but the conditions are not ready to play the match. Today’s match was supposed to be postponed. Today we did not play football, but we had to bear that.”
And he added, “The stadium did not have the full powers to play such a match. I know that many people like to watch this sport, but the atmosphere was not ready for that, and it should have been postponed.”
The Real Madrid plane had been delayed for about 4 hours, which angered the players, because they were supposed to reach Pamplona in just 45 minutes, not 4 hours.
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