Romagnoli says Milan have experienced a lot of ‘strange things’ but VAR error isn’t an excuse

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan were disappointed last night as they failed to beat Udinese at the San Siro, only claiming one point. Alessio Romagnoli stated they should have done better, but also highlighted the controversial handball. 

On their equaliser, the Udinese player touched the ball with his arm/hand and there was initially a VAR check. The goal stood, however, much to the surprise of everyone and the decision has since been labelled as incorrect.

Speaking to MilanTV (see video with subtitles below), Romagnoli shared his thoughts on the game and the handball incident.

On the game…

“We expected and hoped for a bit more injury time, because they [Udinese] did their job in wasting a lot of time, especially after equalising. However, it’s not an alibi. We’re upset with the result, we managed to take the lead but we weren’t good enough to keep it.”

On the refereeing…

“A lot of strange things have happened to us this season. It’s strange that with VAR, which was introduced to bring clarity to many incidents, these mistakes are still made. I think, or rather everyone thinks, including Udogie, that he got it with his hand but like I said, it’s not an excuse. We’re upset because we could have picked up more points and we’ll focus on the next game.”

Again on the handball…

“We realised that he had touched it with his hand and we told the referee, but the issue is more with VAR and its cameras rather than him. We need to improve how we manage games. Udinese are difficult to face but we should have managed things better.”

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