Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois joined coach Zinedine Zidane in criticising organisers La Liga for not postponing his side’s game at Osasuna on Saturday due to a snowstorm.
The match finished 0-0, denting Real’s title bid, after it was ordered by La Liga to travel to Pamplona the day before the game due to storm warnings, but had to wait for four hours on the icy runway before taking off.
“I have to thank the staff at Osasuna for what they did with the pitch but (making us play) was lamentable,” Courtois told Spanish network Movistar.
“They (La Liga) knew for a long time that this was going to happen but they made us take off on a frozen runway.”
The conditions prevented Real from returning to Madrid after the game as usual and it spent the night in Pamplona. It plays Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup in Malaga…