Davide Calabria was very honest in his post-game comments as he stated that Marco Serra’s refereeing error cost AC Milan all three points against Spezia.
With the game tied at 1-1 heading into added time at the end of the 90 minutes, Junior Messias thought he had won the game with a screamer into the top corner only to discover Serra had blown his whistle simultaneously for a foul on Ante Rebic, thus negating an obvious advantage. It would cost Milan as Emmanuel Gyasi – who was lucky to still be on the pitch – scored a winner at the other end.
At the end of the match against Spezia, the Rossoneri full-back spoke to Milan TV, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews.
“It is a match that we had to close much earlier, but which we had won anyway. There was an episode that is difficult to comment on, even the referee immediately noticed the mistake. He was probably the most sorry, he wasn’t expecting it either. We were stupid then to concede the second goal, we had to avoid it,” he said.
“This thing about finishing matches earlier could be a lesson, today we had many opportunities. Now we have two big matches, which, albeit with some absences, we will face in the best way. We have to recover mental and physical energy in the next few days, we have the time to analyse this match to prepare for the one against Juve.”
On Serra’s error: “It is human to make mistakes, I don’t want to crucify anyone. We’re wrong and the referee is also wrong, he understood, unfortunately it happened. Sorry because we had scored and it was over, we deserved the victory. We had to close it first, we will analyse the errors. Let’s close this game and turn the page.”
On his condition: “I was able to train at home. I was sorry that, returning from the injury, I was infected, it had never happened to me before. I quietly quarantined and trained, had the third dose so I had no complications. I managed to keep fit, now I hope to recover my brilliance on the pitch as soon as possible.”