Zinedine Zidane hit out against Gerard Pique's claim that the refs were favoring Real Madrid in the title run.

Pique's comments were in reference to VAR ruling out Valencia's opening goal against Madrid.

"No. I am very direct. I don't think so. People can say one thing or another. What I am interested in is the game tomorrow. I have my opinion, but I won't tell you what I think about Pique or anyone," said Zidane.

Zidane also said that he will continue to bring Marco Asensio along slowly following his season debut. 

"We have to go step-by-step [with Asensio]. We must stay calm. We are ambitious, but we can't forget he has been out for 10 months and that's a long time."