“Questionable” penalties and a “surprising” red card.. Ajax is angry with the refereeing
Ajax Amsterdam cries after its defeat to Marseille (4-3) on Thursday in the Europa League. Coach John Van’t Schip and a number of players denounced the bad decisions made by Italian referee Simone Souza. For them, the two penalties awarded to Marseille and the direct red card received by captain Steven Berghuis for a very dangerous challenge on Joaquin Correa were not justified.
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“We conceded two questionable goals and two penalty kicks, the first of which was very light (a foul by Gurel Hato on the penalty kick). Aubameyang(Editor’s note),” Van’t Schip told Radio Veronica. “The ruling has appeared for the first time in Europe. “He was probably also under a lot of pressure.”
Steven Berghuis He joins his coach in expelling him, which he considers too harsh. First cautioned for his tackle on Correa, the midfielder was then immediately disqualified after watching a video that highlighted the seriousness of his gesture which could have broken the Argentine’s leg.
“I just saw him again,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a red card, I have doubts about a yellow card. I pick up the ball and end up making contact with him. I make a tackle to stop a winger, I use it normally and I take my other leg.” With me, everyone was amazed.”