Roberto Martinez angry at arbitration: 'She and the VAR did not reach the required level'

“I respect the referees because they have the most difficult job of all,” said the national coach. “But I do wonder where football is going with VAR. These are all actions against us. Today it wasn’t a penalty if you watched it on video. Still, the decision was upheld. The referee whistled before the ball was played. They should not get emotional. I understand that there were a lot of people for the first time in a long time, but still. He misapplied the advantage rule twice. The distribution of yellow cards between the teams was not correct. Vertonghen was booked for an action the Italians took with impunity. We should have the best umpires for this tournament. They did not have the required level. Neither does the VAR.”

The Spaniard was also critical of his own team. “We can’t give those goals away. Five goals in two games should not be allowed. Those penalties, even if they were wrong, are not allowed. Mainly because we created better chances. We have to cross that psychological barrier. Spain had that for a long time before they became European champions in 2008.”

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