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Real Madrid are hosting Barcelona on Wednesday in the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup, and despite having seen Cristiano Ronaldo getting sent off and then pushing the referee, something that got him a five-game ban, Zinedine Zidane still thinks it’s possible to see his Portuguese star play in this game(!).
We are going to talk to the committee. When you think he is not going to play in five games for us, something is up. It bothers me and it bothers all of us. It’s a lot of games for him and that’s all I’ll say
the Real Madrid coach told reporters, commenting on their appeal, which is scheduled to be dealt with by the disciplinary committee of the Spanish federation hours before the return leg of the Super Cup kicks off.
I hope the committee look at it. But it bothers me, when I see five matches and what punishment they want to give him, it bothers me. Cristiano wants to play. When he doesn’t play he’s not happy
Zidane repeated, and when asked if he thinks there is a general conspiracy in Spain against Ronaldo, who is also under investigation for evading paying taxes, the Frenchman didn’t rule that out.
I don’t know. I don’t think so, I hope not. I hope people are conscious of the decisions they make and conscious of the jobs they do but, in the end, five games… it’s not worth five games
was Zidane’s comment.