Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman does not agree that Seville’s 2-0 first-leg semi-final victory over Blaugrana in the Copa del Rey was a fair reflection of the match, although the officials were also questioned.
In the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals, Seville beat Barcelona 2-0, a result that Ronald Koeman believes was tough.
The VAR did not seem to interfere, and Koeman was left bemused by this.
“It is a result with too much reward for them,” Koeman said. “We have seen a Barca playing well, creating a very clear chance.”
“We have put a lot of pressure in the second half. I cannot blame the team. There is another game left, we have to try to win and play the final.”
“It is difficult at 2-0. We had opportunities to score, but their defence was good, as was their goalkeeper too, but at home, this Barca is capable of anything.”
“Mateu Lahoz [the referee] I think was good in general,” Koeman said.
“Of course, there was always doubt with the incident of the penalty, because everyone says it was a penalty, so I have to believe them – not only the Barca people [said it should have been a penalty].”
“I don’t know why the VAR has not intervened.”