​​Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has opened up on the high profile row that has erupted at rival club, ​Barcelona between talisman, ​Lionel Messi and director, Eric Abidal – with the Frenchman giving a rather cryptic response to the situation at the Nou Camp.

Messi and Abidal have been embroiled in a row after the Argentinian did not take too kindly to the Frenchman’s comments where he questioned the work ethic of some of the players during the tenure of the previous manager, Ernesto Valverde.

This has garnered headlines as Messi is known to shy away from the limelight and the media and that he decided to lash out at his former team-mate has got a number of pundits believing that the culture at Barcelona has got rotten.

Zidane, however, offered a cryptic response after being asked directly about Barca’s issues.

“I’m not going to think about another team. What I can tell you about the players that they are, and the team they are, will compete until the end of the season. The good ones are always good. Then the rest is not interested. In football, they are going to compete,” he said as per ​Dailystar.

“We are not going to take advantage of the weakness of the rival. It is never like that. Barcelona is not going to have weaknesses. It is a competitive team that will do very well from here to the end of the season. We do not think that. We are well, happy and in a good time. We have not won anything. You can be happy when you have something, but we have nothing,” he added.

It will be interesting to see how the Catalan giants respond to this particularly on the field as they have to sort out issues both on and off the pitch, if they are to challenge for European honours this season.


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