Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri has provided an interesting reflection on his side’s defeat against AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico last night, claiming the referee was biased.
Sandro Tonali was the hero for Milan as he scored in the 92nd minute to seal a comeback 2-1 win in the capital to move two points ahead of Inter after their win against Jose Mourinho’s Roma on Saturday night, and the game was full of incidents.
Sarri spoke in a post-match press conference and gave his thoughts on the game, suggesting that his side were the victim of some refereeing errors that he did not specify.
“It is a delicate speech. It depends on how much you are allowed to protest. It is not a question of personality but of strength. You have all seen the refereeing tonight. I am biased but I had the feeling that he was arbitrating in one direction on more than one occasion,” he said (via MilanLive).
If anything it was the Rossoneri who might have found themselves hard done by had they not win the game. Strakosha was lucky not to see red for a deliberate handball outside the area that stopped Junior Messias charging down a loose ball, while there were huge penalty appeals when the ball struck the arm of Luis Alberto and they were eventually denied after consultation with the VAR chief.