Lazio director Igli Tare complained bitterly after a 3-0 defeat to Milan. “Refereeing errors proved decisive in this game.”
Antonio Candreva was sent off after 16 minutes at San Siro for clipping Stephan El Shaarawy’s heels during a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
“The refereeing errors proved decisive in this game,” slammed director of sport Tare.
“On the first goal, there was a clear foul on Bruno Pereirinha in the build-up, while Candreva’s red card changed the whole match.
“We don’t want to take anything away from Milan, who deserved the victory, but we have to defend our rights.
“Against Fiorentina we also suffered a defeat in a head-to-head for Europe with refereeing errors. At this time of the season, mistakes like that make a huge difference.”
Tare was also asked about Lazio defender Pedro Cavanda, who has been frozen out following a contract dispute.
“There are many things you need to know about the Cavanda situation before judging us. Every player has always been treated well by the club and we all work for the good of Lazio, but there are situations more important than an individual player.”
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