The DT of the Catalans complained about the penalty that they gave to his rival with the help of technology. “I don’t understand the referee’s decision,” fired the Dutchman. Generalized fight in the blaugrana …
Ronald Koeman still looks with anger at the result of the Spanish derby. The 1-3 defeat in his first classic as Barcelona coach at the hands of Real Madrid triggered the anger of the Dutch coach, who blamed the refereeing team led by Juan Martínez Munuera for the fall of his team and criticized the use of VAR, in the one that the judge leaned on to collect Clement Lenglet’s penalty on Sergio Ramos.
For the technician it was a decisive mistake: “For me it is not criminal. I have told the referee that I hope one day they can explain VAR to me in Spain. We have been there for five days and he has always come against Barsa. Messi did not enter the penalty against Sevilla or in the two expulsions that should have been against Getafe. It only appears against Barcelona. The VAR can be very good but for all teams. “Uff …
The concrete thing is that, beyond the anger of the DT, there was a very clear grip from Lenglet to the Merengue defender, who then changed the shot from 12 steps per goal.
However, for the Dutchman it should not have been charged, since he considers that there was an exaggeration from the captain of the White House. “I did not speak to Lenglet on this play. I think that in principle it is Ramos’ fault to him. He grabs her shirt, but not so much to throw it away as happened. For me it is not criminal, “insisted Koeman.
And, although he indicated that he does not like to talk about the referees, he was forceful with his criticism of the performance of the judges in the derby: “I don’t understand how we could lose the game. I don’t understand the referee’s decisions either because in my opinion the decisions he made have had a great influence on the final result. The game changed after the penalty, after Real’s second goal, they defended better, we went in tow, for counterattacks and they scored the third … But everything is conditioned by the second goal, I insist, I do not understand the referee’s decision “.
On the other hand, chewing anger and underlining some criticism of the referee in his analysis, Koeman highlighted the performance of his Barcelona despite the defeat. “We played well, we had great opportunities to score, I think we have been a better team, but it is difficult to understand what happened. I also believe that we had more opportunities than the opposite and the moment of the penalty was decisive in the ST because until then At the moment we were good, controlling the game, then they closed spaces and we had problems finding the hole and creating opportunities. We did not deserve to lose, we have to accept it and continue on the same path“said the Dutchman.
And in the same vein as his technician, he spoke Sergio Busquets. Although more measured, one of Barcelona’s referents also did not hide his disappointment with the result and the decisions of the shortlist: “It’s difficult. You see games and plays like that, even the Betis field comes to me, clearer … sometimes VAR yes, sometimes VAR no. I think it was too much punishment for us“In Catalonia they are trilling for another fall.