& # 39; An absolute joke & # 39; – The president of Rome Pallotta asks VAR
James Pallotta did not hide his feelings after the defeat of the semifinal of the Champions League against Liverpool, pointing to the officials.
James Pallotta called the celebrant "shameful" when the furious Romani president demanded that the video assistant referee (VAR) be presented in the next Champions League the defeat of the club semifinal against Liverpool.
Roma missed a place in the final against Real Madrid despite Wednesday's 4-2 victory at the Stadio Olimpico, where Liverpool advanced 7-6 on aggregate.
The Italian hosts were offended after the game, the sports director Monchi led the calls for the presentation of the VAR after Rome was denied two penalties: Edin Dzeko scored incorrectly for offside before he was knocked down by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, while Trent Alexander Arnold handled the ball just after the hour marked.
Pallotta did not hide his feelings later, telling reporters: "It is absolutely clear that VAR is needed in the Champions League, because you can not allow something like that to go". 19659021] "You can all see it for yourself, Dzeko was not out of the game, he was knocked down by a penalty, and in the 65th minute, there was a handball that was obvious to everyone in the world except on the field, in the 67th minute [Patrik] Schick is knocked down in the box, I mean it's just …
"I know it's hard to say, but it's really embarrassing when we lose in aggregate like this … By the way, it should" It's been a red card, so It would have been 10 men since the 63rd minute.
"Again, congratulations to Liverpool, they are a great team, but if we do not have VAR in the Champions League, things like this are an absolute joke. "
Hurts, why not? – but we left with our heads held high …
– AS Roma Español (@ASRomaEN) May 2, 2018
Roman star Alessandro Florenzi was also angry about what happened in the Italian capital, feeling that his team could have joined Madrid in the masterpiece of Kiev if VAR was present.
"The bitterness remains, especially for that penalty and what would have been a red card, we could have gone 3-2 and tried the miracle of just touching," Florenzi told Mediaset Premium.
"It makes you angry to leave like that. We conceded seven goals in two games, but without Mohamed Salah's first goal out of play, the penalty over Edin Dzeko was not out of the game and the really obvious one with handball … "
" If there was VAR technology in the Champions League, I do not know if the final would have been Real Madrid-Liverpool The VAR removes many doubts and it can happen that a referee does not see it in a fraction of a second, but in 10 seconds you can see the footage and be sure, "continued Florenzi.
"Rome could have achieved something extraordinary, with what all of Rome dreamed, I believe that all of Italy is proud of us tonight, it has to be a starting point for us and not a goal, since we must want to live again these nights. "