FERRARA – After Juventus' victory on the Spal field, which allowed the bianconeri to remain at the top of the Serie A standings, Maurizio Sarri spoke to Sky Sport's microphones to talk about the slow-motion episode that led to the assignment of the penalty kick to the hosts.
The referee had not assigned him at normal speed, then he went to the monitor of the VAR but the latter was broken. Instead of confirming his initial decision, he conceded Spal's penalty on the advice of his assistants. This behavior did not go down to Sarri.
“You keep telling me that I concede a goal. We often take them on penalty . The thing is really strange. We are first, we give very few scoring chances to opponents and yet we receive many penalties against. Today they even whistled the penalty against us even if the var monitor was out of order. If it happened in reverse, the ruckus would break out.
La Penna explained to me that if the VAR doesn't work, decide who is in front of the monitors in the VAR room. It seems to me a great injustice, at this point you no longer need the referee to be on the pitch. Since others decide. He hadn't seen the penalty, the monitor wasn't working, yet others had to decide in his place. Usually we defend very well.
My team is putting quite high pressure. Then it is clear that when we lower we take risks but fortunately it does not happen very often. Chiellini's return is certainly important because in addition to being a great defender, he is one of the charismatic leaders of the locker room. We are a growing team, we have enormous growth margins. Sometimes we disunite but overall we are going in the right direction. Then I don't know what others sincerely expect … ".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano