Zidane slams 'jealous' Real Madrid critics


I can't believe people say such things.

Buffon was especially critical of the English official after he awarded Real Madrid a last minute penalty in the second leg of their Champions League tie.

I don't know whether it will come as any consolation to Zidane to hear that this has always gone on - at least since I can remember.

Gianluigi Buffon launched a scathing attack on Oliver after the match while sections of the Italian and Spanish press were also criticial of Real's victory.

"Nobody is going to change the history of this club because it is the best club in the world and when you are then you generate jealousy".

"It's nearly impossible not to suffer when getting to this level of the competition", Butragueno said on Real Madrid's official website. "He was stressed, his feelings were heated".

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Zinedine Zidane has warned Real Madrid not to underestimate Malaga when his side take on La Liga's bottom club on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

In the Primera Division, Los Blancos dropped down to fourth last weekend after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico in the Madrid derby, but a win at Malaga on Sunday will see them return to third if Valencia fail to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou on Saturday.

"They are better this year in the sense that they compete well".

Sergio Ramos is likely to return, having been suspended in midweek, but Zidane is expected to rest other key players for the match. They played brilliantly and deserved to go through, no doubt.

"There's no reason for us to believe that this game will be any more hard than the rest of them".