Pellegrini: ‘Players and coaches are going to stop talking after matches’

Manuel Pellegrini, technician of Real Betis, he does not think he will be sanctioned for the words he said after Saturday’s game against him Real Madrid criticizing the arbitration suffered, as he assures that he disagreed “with respect” and that “everyone can have the right to disagree.” If the sanctioning file -that the RFEF leaked ‘As’ who would open, both to him and to Joel Robles- go ahead, Pellegrini predicts that “players and coaches are going to stop talking after the games, and I think everyone would be hurt in that regard”.

Pellegrini has no news that a file will be opened for his words after Real Betis-Real Madrid, which could mean a penalty of 4 to 12 games. “We did not receive official communication from anywhere, I am very calm, I have not said absolutely anything that is blaming anyone, I said that playing against Real Madrid and against VAR, which had three debatable decisions, all three, plus a penalty, plus an expulsion, plus an own goal, was very difficult for Betis. I neither analyzed nor am I going to continue touching the subject while it is not official, but it would be strange if they were to sanction me for a few words in which I have not blamed anyone, I just said that all those things together were a very difficult obstacle ”.

Pellegrini also does not believe that goalkeeper Joel Robles will be sanctioned for stating that “in case of doubt the referees always favor the greats”, a fact that can be seen in the statistics. “I don’t know what Joel said, if he has any statistics maybe it can be checked. These are things that are said after games and I don’t think they have any importance. If not, I think that players and coaches will quickly stop talking after the games, and I think that everyone would be hurt in that regard. Everyone can have the right to disagree on decisions and even more so if just that week they had said that the VAR would only act in serious actions, in considerable errors, and score a penalty in a play in which there was no Madrid player who claimed, the players always demand everything to gain an advantage, that there is a clear push from the Real Madrid player on Marc Bartra, which makes him fall and hits the ball in his hand, without even seeing the ball. I don’t know if I think we have to accept everything, I don’t know if we are in a position to carry out the activity in that way. Everyone has the right to express themselves, with respect, as I just said, at least in what I said, disagreeing in many of the decisions, even if there is nothing to do ”.