The referee had criticism for Can not Be Penalty, Mourinho Apologize
London – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had complained to referee Kevin Friend for not given a time penalty against Watford. But after meeting the referee and can be an explanation, he apologized.
Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round match was leaving dissatisfaction of Mourinho. Because, in the second goal scored Loic Remy, the ball first touching hands seem Craig Cathcart.
Referee Kevin Friend in the process did not move and let the game run. Balls on hand Cathcart then fell in the range of Remy and struck into the net.
After the match, Mourinho was interviewed in the mixed zone by a television reporter Kevin had criticized the decision. Moreover, before the Portuguese manager also has several times felt aggrieved referee, even to declare no agenda against Chelsea.
Well, lately Mourinho met with Kevin and talk. He then obtain an explanation regarding the incident.
“We have a crucial penalty in favor of us and I was talking to the referee, and I want to apologize for his earlier statement on TV because he does is good decision,” said Mourinho was quoted Soccerway.
“He saw that it was a penalty, he was originally going to give a penalty, but he saw the ball towards Remy and he waited a few seconds,” he continued.
“He said that if Remy does not control the ball or if the ball or the ball bounced off, then he will give you a penalty. So it was a good decision.”
“I had previously complained but it was a good decision from Kevin. So I‘m sorry,” said the man was 51 years.