Manuel Pellegrini, Betis coach, assessed what happened in the second defeat of his team’s season in this League: “It was 70 minutes with one less player. The VAR this time did intervene. But the match ends today, now we will think about Roma. The party changes after the expulsion. We dominated the second half from the beginning to the end, we had five chances but we didn’t convert any”.
About the expulsion action: “A few days ago, we heard from the head of the referees that VAR should intervene on some occasions. I am in favor of VAR because it fixes injustices. In this case, the referee intervened while there and left us with one less. They told us that VAR was not going to intervene in these actions. It seems that the VAR commands more than the referee. I am proud to leave with the team, we are still on the right path. The team got along well, they teamed up and we had scoring chances”.
Pellegrini insisted on his assessment of the crash in Vigo: “I think we played the right game, despite not getting the result we wanted. Celtic? The friendship with Coudet remains off the field, hopefully the problems for which he had to travel to Argentina will be resolved quickly. Blades? We couldn’t start with Fekir either”.