The Welshman was taken off at halftime against Juventus on Wednesday, as Madrid scraped their way to the Champions League semifinals.
Before then, Real turn their attention to Sunday's trip to Malaga in La Liga, where they sit fourth in the table, 15 points adrift of leaders Barcelona. "I'm really disappointed with what's been said". The report also claims that there was an altercation between the unhappy Juventus players and the celebrating Madrid players inside the tunnel as the away side kept hassling referee Michael Oliver regarding the penalty incident well after the game.
"When people talk about a robbery you realise that we are annoying a lot of people with what we are doing", said the Frenchman.
"Everyone has their own opinion on whether it was a penalty or not, I'm not going to discuss that, but I'm angry that people are talking of a robbery".
"We can't change that, but I'll always defend my players".
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Guardiola may even rest Leroy Sane, who has played 90 minutes in City's last four games, and is probably in need of a rest. While City's morale is down and the Premier League title all but won, Spurs have something to play in this clash.
Zidane, however, maintains his team fully deserved to go through.
"After his first year when I used to do the Welsh press conferences, they always used to ask, 'The Spanish press are not very happy with him, has he got a future there?' I think he's won three Champions Leagues there". It's a penalty. So what is it we're talking about?
But after an underwhelming display this time, Steve McManaman fears he has little chance of returning to the starting lineup in the semi-finals.
It was another night of drama in the Champions League as Real Madrid somehow went 3 down and were handed a late life line to advance, while Bayern were held in Germany with red cards in both games.