There was controversy around that incident, as Daniele Orsato whistled before Tammy Abraham put the ball in the net, but arguably Mkhitaryan’s handball would’ve brought play back to that Szczesny foul anyway.
“Why could they not wait until the move had finished and then blow the whistle?” Mkhitaryan told DAZN.
“With offside, they always wait even five or eight seconds, so why not the same with a penalty? Everyone saw what happened, so I can’t say more than that.
“Naturally, we are frustrated. We were the better team today, we created many scoring opportunities, we could’ve done more to finish them, but we are improving and know we can win if we keep playing like that.”
The Giallorossi momentum seemed to dissipate after a one-two blow of incidents, the Kean goal and losing Nicolò Zaniolo to a knee injury.
“We all know he’s a very important player for us. He was worried, we saw him a bit shaken, we’ll see over the next few days, but hope it’s nothing serious. He really helps the team with his presence,” concluded the Armenia international.
▪️Tammy Abraham thinks he’s equalised
▪️Referee stops play and awards Roma a penalty
▪️Szczęsny saves Veretout’s spot kick
High drama in this Serie A clash between Juventus & Roma 😅 pic.twitter.com/hq72IH6gJB
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