Sat 28 January 2023 | 13:36

Ancelotti rubbishes Marin's claims about referees favoring Real Madrid

Thanks to extra-time goals from Benzema and Vinicius, Real Madrid won their Thursday Copa del Rey game against Atletico as the Rojiblancos saw Savic in the 99th minute before the result overturn. Atletico's CEO claimed referees favor Real Madrid after the game.

Now, ahead of

Real Madrid

’s Sunday La Liga game against Real Sociedad,

Carlo Ancelotti

rubbishes Gil Marin's claims, who believed Dani Ceballos should also see the red card for a foul on Thomas Lemar.


I have not read the comments, though I have heard something,"

Ancelotti said.

"I don't want to talk about it. The only thing I can say is that my character is my character and I respect to all opinions.

"It was a competitive match, an even match. I think for our part we deserved to win. The rest are matters I won't talk about."

On referees' performance, Ancelotti added:

"It is very complicated for them. It seemed that with VAR it could help. There is no longer talk about offside, for example.

"But everything that is not objective can create controversy. The corruption is gone compared to the past. In general, refereeing has improved a lot across Europe."

On their La Liga opponent

Real Sociedad

, the Italian coach added:

"La Real are playing very well and have good dynamics.

"We have to improve certain parts. After what happened against Atleti, it is important to play a complete match offensively and defensively."

source: SportMob

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