After the defeat against América due to a controversial goal in the second half, Gallos Blancos coach Mauro Gerk was upset with the refereeing of Diego Montaño, to whom he sent a very direct message: “He had no pants.”
“The journalists who analyze everything saw a foul, the referee didn’t have the time to punish the foul, that’s clear. Today I’m very angry, America doesn’t need this to be a super leader or to beat Querétaro. “He talks bad about you if you don’t ask him what you saw on the field.”
“The game requires a lot of analysis, we had to score the second goal and then it’s América, but it bothers me that they really help América when they don’t need it. I hope they reflect on that, because if they don’t, you’ll feel crazy.” The team performed “horribly, we blocked all their opportunities, we made a mistake in the second half, they drew with us and then the game was even. America didn’t need any help to win today.”
The Argentine strategist’s anger was due to the fact that, in his opinion, there have already been several games in which his team has been affected by whistle blows.
“Today I got tired, I have to defend my players and this protective shield. It’s little things that happen and fill the glass in a moment. Today I exploded because the referee, after seeing the pictures in the dressing room, deemed it excellent, looked at it and the VAR changed the decision. He sees that he is heading over the player and it is impossible not to mark him. “I’m not saying the referee has bad intentions.”
Mauro Gerk, happy with his Roosters
Gerk mentioned that his team was up against a top-ranked team like América throughout the game and that he was very happy with that.
“We’re going up against the big guys and the big guys can do this or that and win the game. Querétaro on date 2 is not the same as date 8, which involves more filming. At that moment we thought we could have a much better chance and today we had it.”