Laszlo Bölöni, coach of Metz, after the defeat (3-6) at home against Guingamp on Monday at the end of the 8th day of Ligue 2: “(Refereeing makes you lose the match?) Of course, it’s clear and clear. The gentleman who was there (M. Gaillouste, editor’s note), I don’t want to call him a referee, he put on a show. Unfortunately, it distorts not only the result, but also the work of many people.
We had started very well, but already how can we whistle this first penalty … Then the yellow card of (Kiki) Kouyaté is extremely questionable. He doesn’t touch him, the player puts on a show, he shouts, he cries… I wonder how he prepares himself, this guy wants to be a referee in the first division or he already is… My God!
“If I regret the absence of VAR in L2? Ah yes, a lot, of course. It’s a shame, especially when you see what’s going on in French football…”
The second penalty and the exclusion… It’s “No Comment”. Take your whistle and put it somewhere we won’t see it again and forget it. I do not necessarily want to defend my team, but normally in the 20th minute there is 3-0, even if perhaps we would not have won. If you are a referee, you have a bit of pedagogy in your head… If I regret the absence of VAR in L2? Ah yes, a lot, of course. It’s a shame, especially when you see what’s happening in French football… (on Alexandre Oukidja, who came out in tears after his exclusion) He was sent off for nothing, zero errors, and he’s going to take four matches, or five… And this one (the referee), he will be at home, quiet. »