Mazzarri blames referee for Cagliari’s loss against Roma

by | Oct 27, 2021 22:32

Walter Mazzarri blames the referee for Cagliari’s 2-1 defeat against Roma: ‘We want to get the same treatment as the others.’

The Sardinians took the lead through Leonardo Pavoletti, but Roma completed a comeback with goals from Roger Ibanez and Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Mazzarri was happy with his side’s performance but blamed the referee for the Rossoblu’s defeat.

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“We had two great chances to double the lead, but finally, I saw a team that I like. We were perfect tactically and if there was a team that deserved to win it was us,” he told DAZN.

“We conceded goals from two set-pieces and there wasn’t the foul that led to their free-kick because they had fouled one of our players before.

“Zaniolo held Lykogiannis by his arm to win the ball and then Lyko touched the ball his a challenge at the edge of the box, it was a regular tackle, not a faul,” Mazzarri explained.

“Then, there was a penalty kick for us. I’ve watched it from any angle. Mancini pushed Pavoletti and then pretended to fall. There should have been a VAR check.

“Everybody can make mistakes, the referees as well. But there is VAR in every game. In Florence [in Fiorentina vs. Cagliari on Sunday], they stopped the match because they spotted a handball that nobody had noticed.

“I am disappointed because, after such an excellent performance, we want to get the same treatment as the others.

“I am proud of my players because, with 6-7 absentees, I saw my team for the first time.”

1 Comment

  1. Burky

    Mourinho is silent on this one init?

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