Morocco captain Roman Sayes has responded to a complaint by Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandez about Argentine referee Facundo Tello, who officiated Portugal and the Atlas Lions 0-1 in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.
After the match, Fernandes did not resign himself to his country’s sudden and drastic defeat and stated: “I will say what I feel … It is very strange that a referee is present in this match, his country is still present at the World Cup.” ”, referring to the Argentina national team that reached the semi-finals. On Tuesday, he will meet with his Croatian counterpart.
Sayes responded in statements relayed to Fernandez by the British newspaper The Sun, saying: “Let them complain, what can I say? We do not choose a judge. Since the beginning of the tournament, we have been judged by five judges, they all speak Spanish, and we have not complained to Spain.”
He added: “It’s easier to find excuses… but maybe if they had won, he would have had a different opinion… I understand the situation in light of their thoughts on a two-way confrontation between (Argentinean star Lionel) Messi. and (Portugal Cristiano) Ronaldo… but what can I do to tell him?”