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Sarri slams referee following shocking defeat to Salernitana

Following the Biancocelesti’s shocking 3-1 defeat to Salernitana at the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio boss Sarri gave his perspective of the fixture to the media.

The capital club started off on a positive note as winger Mattia Zaccagni made a well-timed run in-behind and slithered the ball in the back of the net from a sublime through ball distributed by Luis Alberto.

However, defensive errors within the second half paved the way for I Granata to rattle Sarri’s back-line on the counter, resulting in Davide Nicola’s squad scoring three unanswered goals to seal all three points away from home.

As it stands, Lazio have slipped into fourth place with a total of 24 points, finding themselves on level on terms with Inter.

Speaking to Dazn, relayed by Milan-based newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sarri touched upon his side’s performance this evening:

First we played a good game, totally taken over in the last twenty of the first half, then that goal caught us unprepared. We had given up and the reaction was confusing, we lost all balance. It is also clear that refereeing did not contribute to maintaining serenity, we should go beyond everything.”

Furthermore, the gaffer spoke about the controversial booking of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, causing the Serbian international to miss the Derby della Capitale next weekend due to suspension:

We are not talking about an intervention that was not a yellow card, Milinkovic’s was not even a foul. Sergej played the ball, he is the other who came in late, he could not help but beat him. If there is a foul, the foul is from Bronn, not from Milinkovic. I did not speak to the referee but to the fourth man, he told me they were even checking back at the Var if there were the extremes for the red … I have frequented playgrounds for 50 years and I had never seen something like this. But forget it, if I say what I think they give me six months of disqualification.”

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