Sánchez Martínez in a party of LaLiga


Betis-Barça referee gives the face and talks about his controversial performance

Published:12/02/2020 - 20:39h

Updated:12/02/2020 - 20:39h

Sánchez Martínez, referee of the controversial Betis-Barça this past Sunday, spoke about his performance in Las Rozas. The Murcia said he was calm, despite criticism. In addition, he also referred to the use of VAR

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José María Sánchez Martínez went probably the big protagonist of the Real Betis-FC Barcelona of this past Sunday. The referee did not leave happy neither to the béticos neither to the culés and committed several errors of bulto in which the VAR neither helped him. He has been one of the referees that has spoken in Brush Them in a press conference in which they have asked after him several questions, especially by his performance of the last day.

The murciano has showed quite despreocupado and has left clear that for him has been a day more than which will learn to be better in the future. "The referee's career is formed through individual experiences. It was a party more. Every day they learn new things and keeps growing to personal and professional level", ensured, shelving all what has spoken these last days.

His words are a bit surprising, since they do not leave to see too much self-criticism by his work. Although had several important errors, the most stood out were definitely the ones of the no expulsion of Sergi Roberto, the expulsion of Fekir and the penalti that no pitó of Bartra to Messi. In the one of Roberto, the Catalan did a very dangerous entrance in the first time having already yellow, but the murciano did not want to take him out the second. With the French, he same pursued him of odd way causing him until it did a gesture that cost him the expulsion. Finally, inexplicably it did not see maximum penalty to Leo, in spite of the agarrón continued of Bartra that all the stadium saw.

THE VAR could have gone in in several played, as for example the entrance of Roberto, very similar to the red direct that took him out to Florenzi in the Getafe-Valencia, or the evident penalti to Messi, but did not do it. Many protest by how works this technology in Spain, although Sánchez Martínez thinks that all did well in Seville and preferred not speaking of the played in which it said that it failed. "The CTA is doing a big effort so that all the world understand the protocol. It remains clear that encircle us to him. I do not comment played particular", explained.

There is the one who says that from the room VOR, the referee commissioned to review all the played many times decides not correcting an action not to leave badly to his mate in the terrain of game. The referee murciano wanted to clear that it does not exist corporatism and that he prefers that they signal him all his errors. "It is very latent this of the corporatism, but does not exist. The best gift that can do you from the VOR is to correct you. Not to go you with the error", admitted.

It stood out the VAR and the Spanish arbitration

Finally, Sánchez Martínez wanted to stand out the VAR, the football and the Spanish arbitration. For the one of the school murciano, there is not any VAR better that the one who there is in LaLiga. "It is necessary to value the arbitration and the Spanish football. Have a very complete league and his arbitration is to the height. No only the teams arrive far in European competitions, also the Spanish referees. The VAR Spanish is the best. It does not prejudice us, only it helps us to that amend the errors", concluded.

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