FLORENCE – At the Sky Sport microphones, in the aftermath of Florence, the Roma Monchi Sports Director.
What convinced you the most and what less?
"I think Roma deserved more, unfortunately, there was a game that changed the game. I'm sorry, because I've been here for 18 months and I think I've never talked about the referee, and I do not want to talk, because I think he's not responsible for anything, because it's difficult on the field. But there is the possibility of VAR, which can favor it in situations like today ".
You give a decisive weight to the decision of Banti, with the penalty given to Fiorentina, on the final result?
"1-1, they scored goals on a penalty, which everyone says was not there at all. We had a penalty like that and so last week in Naples, a yellow to Dzeko at the end. "
Why did you feel the need to intervene?
"Because there seems to be so many things, even if I keep saying that the arbiter is the last of those responsible. But there is a person who, unfortunately, is not the first time he is the protagonist of a similar situation. I remember last year against Inter in Rome, with a penalty on Perotti not booed.
The only thing I ask, is a bit 'of certainty, a bit' of justice. I am convinced that nobody does it on purpose, but for the respect of the referees, I ask only this, because Rome can not always be the one that never speaks. If we have to talk, let's talk, because we can talk, but I do not think it's the right way. The road I think is to use the VAR.
I am a defender to the bitter end of the VAR, because I think it protects everyone, first of all the referees. Today there was a clear and certain play for the VAR. I can understand everything, but when there is a flagrant error …. Every time I look at the play, I get more angry. I do not think we can say that this is not a VAR situation, because there is a flagrant error. There is a seated person, who looks calm, who must at least tell the referee that he has to go and see the VAR, because there is a mistake ".
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