Oyarzabal: “Communications are issued and we don’t want to think badly, but it makes you very angry”


The Real Sociedad player Mikel Oyarzabal showed his anger with the referee’s decisions this Sunday in the defeat (2-1) against Atlético de Madrid, alluding to “statements” issued by the clubs and the pressure that the referees have, without wanting to “think badly” but frustrated with the disparate criteria in both areas.

“You are angry when they also serve you. It is true that he did speak to me live, here I have tried, in good manners, and they go inward, you cannot speak,” he said in statements to Dazn, collected by Europe Press.

The Spanish international was forceful after the match at the Metropolitano, where the Basques claimed a penalty for handball that was not awarded and ended up defeated by a penalty that Munuera Montero did score for the locals in the 89th minute.

“It’s not a hand up, it’s to the side when he’s lying down. We live in a football in which extra-sports statements are made by the clubs that we don’t help the referees, football, and then things like that happen. The referees are subjected under a lot of pressure. We don’t want to think badly but it makes you angry, that the same play in this area generates doubts and the other thing is very clear,” he concluded.