Parma manager, Roberto Donadoni, had harsh words to give to the officials involved in their 4-5 loss to Milan last night.
Speaking to the press after the match, Donadoni put the blame of the referring that changed the game for Parma, calling some of the decisions unacceptable.
“It wasn’t a bad game, even though there were some individual mistakes, and mistakes from the officials. I would like to say that there were parts of the game that could have changed the match. The players can make mistakes, but the mistake of the referee to send off Felipe is not allowed.”
The high scoring match saw the referee send two players off for both sides and award Milan a penalty, all three decisions Donadoni believed were wrong. “It is inconceivable how games can become so complicated. I didn’t understand Felipe’s sending off, he didn’t do anything wrong, and it happened at a time when we were chasing the game. It was an amazing mistake, even the first yellow card wasn’t right. I am angry.”
“The penalty for Milan didn’t exist, the foul was outside the area. Maybe Lucarelli could have been sent off, but it wasn’t a penalty. Even with Bonera, when he was sent off, it should have been a penalty.”
Parma sit in the relegation zone after losing their first two games of the season, but Donadoni is still positive for the team to recover their form. “This game doesn’t change anything for us, we were just naive in some cases. It wasn’t that Milan outclassed us. We had to chase the result, and so opened up spaces, and therefore conceded goals. We were naive when we were losing 3-2, we gave away the lead too easily. We lost mainly due to our naivety and not because of the skill of our opponents.”
Parma’s next game will be away to Chievo Verona on the 21st of September.