Saturday, November 18, 2017

Zidane can´t imagine LaLiga without Barcelona

SoccerNews in La Liga 8 Sep 2017

316 Views

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he cannot imagine seeing Barcelona leave LaLiga if Catalonia becomes independent.

The Catalan parliament plans to hold a referendum on October 1 on whether the region should separate from Spain, although a national court has this week blocked those plans.

It has been speculated that Barca and Espanyol, who meet in a derby match on Saturday, could have the chance to play in France’s Ligue 1 if the independence campaign is successful.

But Zidane feels any exit from LaLiga would be damaging to the competition, telling a news conference: “I can’t see a Spanish league without Barcelona. It’s all I can say as a fan of football, of this sport.

“I’m not going to get into it because there are people who want it and people who don’t. I simply can’t see a Spanish league without them.”

Zidane went on to defend comments made by Madrid president Florentino Perez with regard to referees in Spain’s top flight.

Perez stated his belief that officials are not operating to the required standard in LaLiga and Zidane feels his opinion is justified.

“All Florentino said is that we all have to improve, the referees as well,” he said. “The president has the right to say what he thinks and I agree with him, that we all have to improve.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top