Paris Saint-Germain is not the epitome of a sporting loser. The French club’s anger after the exclusion of Madrid focused on referee Danny McKelley. Even the president was going to attack the referee after the match.
The exclusion hit Paris Saint-Germain hard. Coach Mauricio Pochettino pointed the finger at Dutch referee Danny McClei. He would have missed the equaliser for Real Madrid.
“It is not easy to explain what happened here,” said PSG coach Pochettino. “There was a clear foul on Gianluigi Donnarumma at Benzema at 1-1 and that changed everything.”
“It is difficult not to talk about this fatal refereeing error, which I cannot understand and cannot forgive. I also do not understand why the referee did not request the VAR for this stage.”
It all started with Donnarumma’s not-beeping bug. It is not normal what happened here.
Pochettino then felt the match slipped by PSG. “After that equalizer, everything changed: the stadium believed that again and my players became nervous. I am angry and frustrated with this situation.”
“It was the worst thing that could happen to us, because we lost everything in 10 minutes. It all started with the mistake that happened to Donnarumma who didn’t whistle. It’s not normal what happened here.”
The PSG coach knows he won’t easily go through a period. “The rest of the season will be difficult. Everyone knows that the Champions League is PSG’s big goal. This elimination will not go well with our fans, but in moments like these you also have to remember the right thing.”
The president of Paris Saint-Germain is going crazy in the catacombs
The importance of the Champions League for Paris Saint-Germain was also evident from the behavior of its president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi. In fact he went to the referee after the elimination.
According to several sources, he went to the catacombs: swearing, screaming and knocking on the door, he tried to get to Makkelie. Technical Director Leonardo was also present.
When Al-Khelaifi saw that a real employee was filming his behavior, he acted more aggressively. The employee threatened. Al-Khulaifi is said to have shouted, “I will kill you.” He had to be stopped by one of his security guards.
His behavior may lead to a penalty by UEFA. Al-Qatari is a member of the UEFA Governing Council as president of ECA, the European Football Club Association.
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