The incredible press release from Atlético de Madrid against arbitration and Real Madrid


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Atlético de Madrid is not taking off. Eliminated in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup this Thursday by rival Madrid (3-1) when they were leading until the 79th minute, the Colchoneros are indignant at the arbitration they suffered during the encounter. After the statements of Diego Simeone, Jan Oblak or even Rodrigo De Paul, this time it was the general manager of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil who spoke. In a long press release published on the website of his clubhe questioned the refereeing of the derby and denounced what he calls a system that would favor the Casa Blanca.

“I have the greatest respect for the refereeing collective and I am convinced that their intention is always the best, but anyone looking from the outside can see that for decades it has almost always been the same. Unfortunately, this no longer surprises anyone, this is no longer newsbegins the leader. It’s something very obvious and you just have to remember the story. Madrid is a club with a very strong environment, with a lot of interests around it. They create such pressure that it is normal for it to affect the people who have to make decisions. They are aware of what awaits them if they are harmed by a mistake or even a success. It is common to campaign against those they see as harming them.”

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“The system is like that”

“The system is like that and from Atleti we cannot change it alone. We need to be as competitive as possible and keep working to have a stronger and fairer sector for all clubs. This stadium and the color of this shirt shouldn’t matter when it comes to making fair decisions. Our players suffered the consequences of all this pressure on the pitch yesterday (Thursday) and that makes me as outraged as any supporter of any team who expects there to be a criterion unique” criticizes Miguel Ángel Gil in his long argument.

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According to him, Atlético was the victim of arbitration during this quarter-final of the King’s Cup, in favor of Real Madrid. He highlights the second yellow card awarded to Savic during extra time, a few moments after receiving a first warning. This expulsion precipitated the defeat of his team since the score was then 1-1. Before that, another contentious situation took place. In the 71st minute, Dani Ceballo hooks Thomas Lemar and could have been sanctioned with a second yellow card because the fault at the level of the knee is indeed gross. The Spanish midfielder was spared on this blow while Real was still trailing.

Two contentious cases angered Atlético

“Yesterday’s second yellow was obvious (for Dani Ceballos), indisputable, in accordance with the rules. But at 0-1, in the 71st minute, playing for a place in the semi-finals of the Cup in their own stadium, leaving Real Madrid with 10 players is something strong. he continues, almost resigned. He also believes that many media are already denouncing this fact. “We got used to the system. We read page after page in the press, hours of radio and TV in the days leading up to a derby talking about protecting this or that player from this or that team Honestly I don’t think Griezmann or Morata were protected Thursday evening, for example, and they took many hits until they had to go out (63rd for the Spaniard and 91st for the French, editor’s note), but the system is like that.

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In this last salvo, the CEO refers to the difference in treatment between Atlético players and those of Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr for example, whose case is regularly debated in Spain. The Brazilian is very often the target of his opponents, who are also determined to respond to his provocations. “I almost never speak out because you are quickly accused of being a victim, but anyone who really knows Atlético de Madrid’s DNA knows that we don’t like to make excuses. So that no one doubts it: we are responsible for the situation of the team, for the fact that it did not qualify for the final phase of the Champions League and that it is 7 points behind third in La Liga. And it’s up to us to take advantage of the remaining 20 league games to finish the season as high as possible. Without apologies, but with an awareness of how the system works.” A statement that is already making a lot of noise in Spain.

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