Hugo Mallo: “I would really like to say what I think, but I’m going to shut up”

The side, annoyed with the referee’s performance

CWith the permanence virtually achieved, the last heavenly options to fight for the objective of entering the fight for Europe passed through Anoeta. The victory would have also meant the mathematical certification of permanence for Coudet’s team, and although he tried to add until the end, the bulk defensive errors, once again, are paid dearly. After the defeat, Celta occupies the twelfth place in the standings and remains with 38 points.

Hugo Mallo celebrates with Brais his goal against Real Sociedad.
Hugo Mallo celebrates with Brais his goal against Real Sociedad.Juan Herrero / EFE

At the end of the match, Hugo Mallo commented on his impressions: “It was a very hard game, very disputed. We knew we were facing a great team, a very tough opponent, who proposes, demands from us defensively. It’s a shame we couldn’t have been able to get at least one point, but I think the team tried to the end and we have to continue, there is no other “.

12 points separate Vigo from relegation, and 11 move them away from seventh place. Despite the 18 points that remain to be disputed, it is foreseeable that Celta will end the season in no man’s land. “We have allowed them to make us two goals that were perhaps avoidable, and the mistakes when we are not overwhelming, in the First Division we end up paying them” said the blue side.

Questioned about the arbitration action, the captain was blunt: “I would really like to say what I think, but I’m going to shut up. There is a lot of confusion, a lot of mess. All teams have many doubts about the use and it is an issue that needs to be clarified. Next year I hope it will be revised. The VAR is a tool that has to help, and not confuse. If the referee is going to see the VAR, or it does not whistle, or it is red, a yellow does not make sense. But refereeing is complicated, they are tenths of a second “.

I want to be clear. The objectives must be earned on the field “

He also referred to the Super League, Celta jumped onto the pitch with a shirt that read “Nin grandes nin pequenos. We want to continue dreaming. », Showing his position on the matter. Along the same lines, the captain stated: “I want to be clear. The objectives must be won on the field. It is clear that everything is won on the field and with the fans. Football belongs to the fans and we owe it to them.”

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