Jose Mourinho is blaming Var and referees after dropping points

Mon 09 May 2022 | 21:21

After Roma's 2-0 loss to Fiorentina, Jose Mourinho focused almost exclusively about VAR Luca Banti.

Jose Mourinho

almost solely talked about VAR. After


's 2-0 loss to Fiorentina,

Luca Banti

expressed his disappointment. 'What's going on is, frankly, excessive. We're looking for an explanation. We're looking for respect.'

At the

Stadio Franchi

, the Giallorossi were never in the game, not just because they were down 2-0 after 11 minutes. Rick Karsdorp's penalty for catching

Nico Gonzalez

's shin appeared soft, but the defending on Giacomo Bonaventura's second goal was appalling.

It may also be argued that Nico Gonzalez was denied a penalty later in the game for

Bryan Cristante

's arms being all over him, but VAR did not interfere this time. Fiorentina 2-0 Roma: Viola catch Giallorossi and Atalanta in Serie A. After Thursday's Conference League semi-final, Mourinho's players were understandably fatigued, but he kept squad turnover minimal. "The justification... "We've been waiting for an explanation for a long time, and we don't have one," Mourinho said on DAZN.

"Tonight, there's a twofold explanation. In comparison to a team that had all week to prepare, we lacked physical and mental vigor after Thursday's game. However, I'd want to hear from Mr. Banti of Livorno, not far away." I've already seen the tape, and it's a touch rather than a foul. The penalty was not given since the referee was nearby. Mr. Banti stepped in to help in the VAR room."

"Apart from the penalty, Fiorentina was also the better team; they played at a faster pace, and with more concentration thus, they deserved to win." The difficulty is that we're not just talking about these three occurrences; we're talking about a whole bunch of them. Why did the VAR bring in a referee like Guida, who was only 10 meters away and knew there wasn't a penalty?" Why? These are the answers we seek yet do not receive."

"Yes, we are in the Final, which absorbs the emotion and energy of a club like Roma, but we also have a league to play, which is too much." What is happening to this team is simply inexcusable."

When Mourinho was questioned why Fiorentina had been more attacking from the start, making vertical passes rather than Roma's regular horizontal movement, he replied that Fiorentina had been more attacking from the start.

"It's fairly straightforward. Zalewski might have been on the bench of the youth team a year ago. He's won nine games, including a European competition semi-final. When playing vertically, the difference is the 14 games Roma played more than Fiorentina this season." 14 games is a lot if we run 10 kilometers per game.

"It's the distinction between intensity and indifference, concentration and indifference." It's fairly straightforward. We know we have the respect of the Roma fans, but we also want respect from Mr. Banti, who sit in their luxurious recliners and have robbed this team of many, many points."

The penalty was "non-existent," according to refereeing expert Luca Marelli in the DAZN studio because the contact was far too soft to trigger a VAR on-field review or be considered an obvious and apparent error.

source: SportMob

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