Tottenham coach, Antonio Conte has come out to criticise the standard of Premier League refereeing. He recently revealed this after the North London derby today, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he can only urge officials to meet on a more regular basis to improve their performances because the lack of consistency with refeering decisions is nothing to write home about.
Conte added that today’s ref clearly killed the game because it stopped being a contest after the red card.
His words, “Sometimes you are lucky, sometimes you are unlucky,”
“The red card killed the game, this is truth, but not because we remained with 10 men but because [our] team [which was] really, really offensive and also in the four or five minutes to make the substitutions, we were so offensive that it was really difficult to defend and we conceded the third goal.”
“I don’t know what happened later but in England, I have to be honest, it is very difficult because they don’t have the same line, you understand? Sometimes you see situations that could be a red card, instead yellow card or no yellow card.”
“Sometimes you see situations that are yellow card but instead [there is] a red card. They have to work a lot about this. In Italy for example, our referees they go on Thursday to stay together [for] three days to work together, to look at video to try to improve.”
“I don’t know if this happens in England but it would be a good idea because the [playing] level is so high, we need to have the level of the referee, of the VAR, at the same level, you understand, because the Premier League is a really high, high level. For this reason, every part of this situation, in my opinion, has to be top.”
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