The Puntarenas from Costa Rica, led by the Argentine nationalized Honduran Diego Vázquez, lost 2-0 to the Liga Deportiva Alajuelense on matchday 10 of the league competition.
In a press conference, the South American did not apologize for the defeat, but said that he found certain decisions made by the referee who officiated the game strange.
“There were two striking incidents. The first was that the referee offered four minutes for substitution in the first half, a bit strange as not much time was wasted and then they scored the goal,” he says.
And then he adds: “And in the second case, a very clear penalty (not whistled), a very clear handball, which I know is difficult when it is the other way around, the referee gives it, changes with these two episodes the game.” to fight against it. Without speaking negatively, it seems to me that there were two mistakes that affected the game. I’m not saying we won or drew, but the two episodes were clear from my point of view.”
In the next question they asked him about arbitration and the differences between arbitration in Honduras and Costa Rica and he didn’t want to elaborate.
“It is difficult for me to make a comparison, there are virtues and good arbitrations everywhere, and they also make mistakes because it is a very complex task that they have to master,” he initially said in this context.
“Sometimes in training you notice that they sometimes whistle and always protest. This is a very complicated task, so I don’t want to go into comparisons and this topic,” he concluded on the question.
The defeat left Puntarenas sixth in the table with 13 points, three points away from the green points that allow access to the semi-finals. Alajuelense added 26 points and is more than ever at the top, to the detriment of Saprissa, which reached 22 points.