Conte blasts referees

Conte blasts referees

Antonio Conte has dug into the referees after Inter’s defeat at the Nou Camp.

Inter began encouragingly but were found out later as Messi and Co produced two brilliant pieces of finishing to win the match. Inter created enough chances early on and could have scored a few more to bury the game in the first half.

“We deserved more. I am bitter because I have seen some situations that I did not like,” Conte said after the game.

“There were things that I did not like from the beginning, but I don’t want to talk about that. On the bench we had some feelings I did not like.

“What did the referee tell me? Nothing, he came to warn me and he said he would send me off at the next opportunity.

“Referees have on their shirt the word ‘respect’ and it is the only thing I have asked. They must respect those who come here to try to do better than the other team. Respect must be mutual.

“I take away a feeling of bitterness, we are talking about a referee who led a Champions League final, a top referee who should not be influenced by Camp Nou.

“However I don’t want to give the team any excuses, I’m talking about a personal feeling I had from the beginning.”

“Maybe we had to be better at capitalising on the opportunities we created, because we put a team like Barcelona in serious trouble,” he said.

“In the second half they certainly pushed more, I think that for some of our players physical energy has dropped … it is the sixth game in a few days.

“Today’s defeat has been undeserved, we lick our wounds and we know we have to work to be stronger.”

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