After the controversial cancellation of Boca Juniors’ goal against Atlético Mineiro, for the first leg of the second round of CONMEBOL Libertadores, Jorge Bermúdez spoke with FOOTBALL 90 and sentenced: “It seemed like a neighborhood game.”
Beyond the arbitration decision, the Employer was upset with the rival’s attitude: “I was scandalized in the rostrum when I saw what was happening. Doubts, controversies, annulled goals and situations with the VAR will continue to happen. But after a goal in which a stain was whistled, you have to wait 5 or 7 minutes and see that the ball leaves the court so that it does not resume is scandalous“.
Asked about a possible claim that Xeneize may make, the member of the Soccer Council stated: “Our club is very respectful with the institutions. We trust that it will be reversed”.
Colombian referee Andrés Rojas had not observed any infraction on the field of play in what was Xeneize’s 1-0 partial, thanks to Diego González’s goal. However, before the call from the VAR commanded by the Paraguayan Derlis López and the insistent claims of the Brazilian team, especially with Nacho Fernández, the referee agreed to review the goal, which ended up being annulled.
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“It will surely not be the first time that there is talk of a controversy with the VAR. It will continue to happen.”
“What worries us the most as a club is that an opposing team constantly throws the ball out to prevent it from resuming. It is very striking that it happens in a tournament as prestigious as Libertadores. It seemed like a neighborhood game. It’s like when you play with friends, You get angry when they score a goal, you sit on top of the ball and you don’t want to play anymore. It’s unfortunate and you can’t allow it. “
“Today all the teams want to win the Libertadores and we have to reverse the image together.”
“With everything that has happened in the last hours, everything is very clear. Our club is very respectful of the institutions. We trust that it will be reversed. We are going to Brazil with the intention of competing.”
“Thinking about what happened to the referee is unfair. You have to ask him. I don’t know why he allowed what happened. After the doubt in the area, the regrettable thing is everything that happened until the decision was made” .
“The scene does not favor the referee’s performance. I was scandalized in the stands when I saw what was happening. It did not seem like a Libertadores game. Doubts, controversies, disallowed goals and situations with the VAR will continue to happen. But after a goal in the one that was whistled stain, you have to wait 5 or 7 minutes and the ball leaves the court so that it does not resume is scandalous “.
“If there was a public in La Bombonera, it would have been tremendous to maintain public order at that time.”
“It is gained in intensity, it grows in competitiveness, the players believe in the coach. It is not a matter of comparing. The Boca player enters the field and shows what he has to show. It gives us peace of mind and security to see what these guys did. “.
“We are happy for the performance of our team against one of the most complicated rivals in the Cup. It has constant competition … our team competed, played very well and for us they won even though the goal was not given to us. rival did not kick to the arc. We deserved that goal and perhaps others more arrived “.
Edwin Cardona’s situation
“He has a contract with our club, he is a very important player. Now he has to respect a health situation. We would have liked him to finish his presentation at the Copa América and return immediately for these games. We also understand the need of our players and the freedoms that They have. He raised the desire to rest with his family and we were respectful. We want him to return to the field soon, to give us a hand and to show that he loves the institution as much as we do. “
“The issue of the exhibition and social networks is very delicate. We are here to safeguard the institution, the name of the footballers and it is important that they are aware of that.”