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Well... You Know the Subject
Almeria’s coach Gaizka Garitano doesn’t want to speak on the match against Real Madrid:— LaLigaExtra (@LaLigaExtra) January 21, 2024
"If I give my opinion, then they punish us coaches for speaking." pic.twitter.com/HD1J9671PW
Gonzalo Melero after the loss to Real Madrid:— LaLigaExtra (@LaLigaExtra) January 21, 2024
“We leave with the feeling that we have been robbed. The refs have hurt us and on top of that they will think that they’ve done well.”
“If we want to be the best league in the world, we are light years away.”pic.twitter.com/VESYUQGL2Z
And yet still...
It is clearly stated in the rulebook why Vini Jr shoulder goal was a LEGIT goal— Rk (@RkFutbol) January 22, 2024
Real Madrid won fair and square, and people will ignore this to push the Anti-Madrid agenda
90% of those people didn't watch the game even pic.twitter.com/3psJzuBnib
Look guys, I really do think that the correct decisions were made in said game, but the entire game was just chaos. The thing is, we thoroughly deserved the whooping we got in the first half. The team started as lethargic as one’s opponents can only hope. The team looked like they didn’t want to be on the pitch. That said, I do think that each and every referee in the following Real Madrid fixtures will feel under pressure to not face the same criticism and this may have a huge negative impact in the games to follow. Let’s hope we beat the next opponents cleanly and convincingly to see these comments lose traction.
And Then, Jude Hands us This Momment
Man’s got humor.
| Jude Bellingham altercation with the referee during Real Madrid vs Almeria:— TTS. (@TransferSector) January 22, 2024
Jude Bellingham: “I was fouled there.”
Referee: “I agree with you.”
Jude Bellingham: “I don’t get a f*cking foul for you agreeing with me though? same sh*t every week.”