Last weekend, Real kids under the age of 9 defeated Villaverde San Andres 31-0, angering all those involved in the match who was not on Real’s side.
The parents of the defeated children and the coaches were angry that after the match had already been decided, the little Real players were not told to leave. This sparked discussions in Spain about whether Real’s nine-year-olds played unsportsmanlike, and at the press conference Zinedine Zidane was also asked about it.
“Players are on the field to play, and something like that, unfortunately, can happen. It’s ugly to concede 31 goals, but a coach can’t tell his team not to attack. Things like this depend more on the Federation. In basketball when a team in the junior categories led 50 points, the game is over A similar solution needs to be found in our football, “Zidane said as Marca writes, a similar solution needs to be found.
Contrary to Real and Zinedine Zidane’s stance, a post appeared immediately after the 31-0 break on Villaverde San Andres’ social networks in which Real’s relentless game was harshly criticized.
“We are furious that such situations occur in key years of football growing up. On the one hand, big clubs like Real should apply a sports strategy to avoid this number of goals, and on the other hand, the Federation should reconstruct leagues in the younger categories,” the statement said.