Since the beginning of the current soccer season, a lot of discussions have centered around the quality of decisions made by referees in Spain; and Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, gave his opinion that refereeing could be greatly improved. Last month, Real Madrid expressed dissatisfaction over the 5 match ban that was handed to Christiano Ronaldo after he was given a red card during the first league of the Spanish Super Cup.

In an interview on El Larguero, Perez expressed his unhappiness over the level of officiating displayed by referees in La Liga, and said that the quality of refereeing could be better than it is.

In addition, he said that sometimes refereeing is not on a high level, as observed during recent matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Florentino Perez’ comments regarding Ronaldo

Perez declared that Ronaldo was obviously upset about the tax allegations leveled against him but Ronaldo didn't inform him that he wants to leave Madrid. In addition, he said Ronaldo uses the same type of tax paying structure he used when he was in England, and there was nothing to hide from the Spanish authorities. Furthermore, he admitted that discussions over the issue will linger on for a long time, but there will be sufficient time to review what actually happened.

Florentino Perez’ remarks about Isco, Bale, and Real Madrid’s team

Much further in the program, Florentino Perez was asked about Isco and Gareth Bale.

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In response, he said that Isco arrived at Real Madrid when he was very young, and he has improved tremendously. He opined that Isco is playing in the exact manner the club believed he would play when he was signed up some years ago. With regard to Gareth Bale, Perez said that he is one of the best players in the world, and the hierarchy in Madrid are delighted with the contributions he has made towards the club’s recent history of success. In response to transfers, he hinted that every player is always transferable, and he doesn’t know what will happen to any player next year.

In conclusion, Mr. Perez made positive comments about Real Madrid’s recent successes and current style of play, and said that he was delighted with Madrid’s recent acquisitions of the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles. This was in reference to the end of Madrid's last season as the winners of the UEFA Champions League trophy. Real Madrid has always signed talented players and he is keen on keeping it that way. Presently, he believes that Zinedine Zidane has been very influential in making Real Madrid successful since he became head coach in January 2016.