"When you faced the goalkeeper you said, 'that's it": Iturralde reveals the two players who have most impressed him

Iturralde González has responded, as every Tuesday, to the questions of SER Deportivos listeners. The former international referee has given his opinion on social networks, the best players he has refereed or the current situation of the referee, among other matters.

What use do you make of social networks?

Just and necessary, knowing what they are and what they can contribute.

Why is Estrada rewarded with a semi-finals of the Super Cup after Rayo – Betis?

There are six referees in UEFA courses, and only international referees and four retired referees do VAR and there are no more. There are very few referees who can be in the semifinals.

What do you think of the dismissal of Álvaro Cervera?

Once again, football has no memory, football is results and results are not understood by heart. A shame …

Of all those you have met, which footballer do you like the worst?

None. With those who were ‘worst’ in the field, it was with those that I got along the best.

Who has been the player that has most impressed you on the field?

Messi for the things he has done, and Ronaldo for how he defined. When he faced the goalkeeper you said, ‘that’s it’. It defined very well. If you realize it, the goalkeeper almost never gave him a penalty because he was facing. He defined so well that they did not give him a penalty.

Why is VAR not used in the Cup and yes in the Super Cup?

In the Cup, the first matches are not used because of the infrastructures of the smaller clubs.

What team would you have liked to whistle and never whistled, what player, what team and on what field?

Match a Boca – River. Select an Argentina – Brazil, I would have liked Maradona and Maracana.

José Antonio Ponseti’s question

Were you surprised that the San Francisco 49ers made the playoffs?

It is a very pertinent question and it is normal that I ask the one who really knows. Nothing has surprised me because in long play, catching, yards has been better, so it was normal for him to win.

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