Mikel Merino, midfield player of the Real, celebrates his goal in front of the Madrid


Merino: "I don't know if the referee would have whistled this to them"

Published:22/06/2020 - 07:56h

Updated:22/06/2020 - 07:56h

Mikel Merino was the author of Real's only goal against Madrid and also starred in the offside game in which the lineman annulled Januzaj's draw. The midfielder complained about that action and dropped a double standard from the referee

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The Real Sociedad did not finish at all satisfied with the referee's work in the defeat against the Real Madrid of this past Sunday. The whites won to the 'txuri-urdin' by 1-2 with two controversial goals of Sergio Bouquets, of penalti doubtful on Vinicius, and of Karim Benzema, after a control that could be with the hand. The VAR ratified both played, the same that did with a so much of Adnan Januzaj that the línier cancelled by offside positional of Mikel Merino.

The midfield player navarro, that marked the 1-2 after a big shot with the left-handed from inside the area, spoke precisely of this played just after the pitido final. In the same, the ex of the Newcastle found clearly advanced and in the path of the balloon when his mate hit him from the frontal of the area. The referee assistant interpreted that this position bothered to Thibaut Courtois and influenced directly in the target, by what raised the pennant. Later, the VAR gave him the reason and the so much did not go up to the marker.

Merino did not doubt in showing his dissatisfaction by this decision, since under his point of view is so far of the guardameta of the Madrid that does not bother him to the hour to answer to the shot of the Belgian extreme. "At the end we go us angered by everything, this type of played finish desequilibrando the scales. In the offside I think that am far of Courtois, the same to five metres of distance. Has spare time to see the balloon. That is my vision", stood out.

Besides, the mediocampista reflected his get angry putting in doubt that to the merengues had cancelled him this goal to having been in the area of the donostiarras. "What more surprises me is the rapidity with which raises the pennant the line, do not know if in the another area there was it pitado. Clearly it has prejudiced us", it signalled, annoying. Although it did not speak directly of the penalti on Vinicius and of the so much of Benzema, perhaps was referring also to the same.

In spite of all the controversy, Merino recognised that it extracts positive conclusions of the party of the Real, since it thinks that gave the face and recovered his best version. "We do not go us sad, but angered by all this, since the image has been very good. We have recovered the good feelings that had before the stop, have had good game, rapidity and verticality", admitted, proud.

Merino was the best of the Real

The midfield player is being surely the player of the season in the group of Donosti and in front of the Madrid went back to take out his best version. In addition to the goal, the ex of Osasuna completed a very good party in all the senses and was key so that his competed to the end. His clause of rescission is of alone 45 millions, a very affordable quantity taking into account his performance. By this reason, the Real want to that it renew and both parts negotiate from does time. The 'txuri-urdin' want to that Merino form part of his hard core long and expect to arrive to a prompt agreement.

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