Conte’s harsh criticism of the level of refereeing in the Premier League

In a press conference after the defeat (3-1) in the derby against Arsenal, in a match counting for the ninth day of the Premier League, Antonio Conte castigated the level of arbitration in the Premier League. For the Italian technician, the men in black are « not on the same line » about the use of VAR. Spurs manager challenges Emerson’s expulsion.

Spurs were frustrated in the derby. Tottenham (3-1) lost this Saturday against Arsenal on the ninth day of the Premier League. After the game, Antonio Conte castigated the level of refereeing in the English championship, criticizing the expulsion of Emerson (62nd).

Emerson was shown a red card for kicking Gabriel Martinelli’s ankle. Conte’s team was then already down 2-1. However, this reduction to 10 was the turning point of the match according to Conte. « In England, I have to be honest, it’s very difficult because the referees are not on the same line, the Italian technician said of the use of VAR. Sometimes you see a situation that could be worth a red card and instead it’s a yellow card or there’s nothing. Sometimes you see a situation worth a yellow card and you get a red card. »

« They have to work a lot on this subject. In Italy they leave together on Thursday and stay for three days to work, watch the video and try to improve, » said Conte, a Serie A regular. they do in this country but it would be a good idea because the level is very high and we need the level of the referee and the VAR to be the same. The Premier League is a very high level and that is for this reason that each part must be at the top. »

“Emerson was surprised” by the decision according to Conte

Tottenham suffered their first league defeat of the season against Mikel Arteta’s players, who had taken the lead thanks to a magnificent strike from Thomas Partey (20th). Harry Kane allowed Tottenham to pick up from the penalty spot (31st) but Gabriel Jesus took advantage of an error by Hugo Lloris (49th) to restore the advantage to his team.

Even if Arsenal rather dominated his subject, the expulsion of Emerson was fatal, with the break signed by Granit Xhaka (67th) in stride. « Honestly, for sure the player is frustrated because he knows what happened, he knows the difficulty we had after the red card. It can happen, reacted Conte on the state of spirit of the Brazilian international. He is a young player, he is only 23 years old, I think he must try to exploit this situation to be better and in the next situation avoid the tackle completely. Honestly, he was really surprised but like all the players ».

Before a trip to Brighton next Saturday, Tottenham will travel to Germany on Tuesday for a Champions League match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Winner of OM on the first day, the London club suffered a setback against Sporting Portugal during their last European meeting.

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