Udinese tactician Andrea Stramaccioni spoke to the media following his side’s narrow defeat at home against Stefano Pioli’s Lazio.
In today’s game between Lazio and Udinese, the biancocelesti were awarded a penalty in which they later converted. In terms of goals, that would be all and Pioli’s side would emerge victorious. Stramaccioni, however, believes the referee made the wrong decision to award Lazio the penalty. The former Inter boss said,:
“Judging from the reaction on the field, it didn’t look like a penalty to me. The ball had already passed the player before he was pushed. However, I’m sure the referee was in a good position to see this clearly. From the beginning of the play, Lazio’s player used his hand to gain position on Wague. Another thing that was a shame was Badu’s shot that fell into the path of Di Natale who was ruled to be offside. For me, he was onside.”
On his side’s struggles to win at home as of late:
“I don’t like this, it’s not going well. Ironically, we’ve been doing better away from home. I really did not appreciate the controversy from earlier in the week as it created an air of nervousness around this game and in a way it penalized us today. Lazio’s only other real chance started from a hand ball. However, they still beat us on the field and for this we must compliment them.”