Being a referee is not an easy job, especially if you have to deal with some pretty good guys. Englishman Mark Clattenburg directed the best footballers in the world, but he had a nightmare … named Pepe.
Being a referee is not an easy job, especially if you have to deal with some pretty good guys. Englishman Mark Clattenburg directed the best footballers in the world, but he had a nightmare … named Pepe. The Portuguese defender, currently in Porto but legend of the Champions won by Real teamed with Ramos, is the footballer who has always represented … a threat for the former whistle of His Majesty. And as an example the Englishman brings the final in Milan between Real and Atletico, directed by him.
PENALTY – A match in which, as admitted to DailyMail, his team starts with a mistake. “In that final Real Madrid took the lead in the first half, but Sergio Ramos’ goal was offside, albeit not by much. We realized that when we went to rest. It was a complicated action and mine. assistant made a mistake “. But a mistake can be useful. And when there is a contested penalty, with a foul by Pepe, Clattenburg decides to put himself … at the level of the Portuguese. “Pepe fouled Torres, he was very angry and in perfect English he said to me: ‘Mark, this is never a penalty.’ And I said to him ‘look, your first goal had to be canceled’ and he was silent. People will think that it is wrong, because two mistakes do not cancel each other out. And we referees do not think that way either, but the players do and therefore I knew that by saying that he would accept the situation. It was not fun to referee Pepe, he had to be constantly monitored “.
SCREENED – The demonstration comes when, twice, the Portuguese throws himself to the ground pretending to have been hit, first by Filipe Luis and then by Carrasco. “When he was doing that scene I was thinking ‘ah, are you so big and big and so delicate too?’. He was rolling on the ground, pretending to see if I would send off some Atletico players. Some other referees would be furious, but I did what I had to do. I tried not to be guided by prejudices, but I knew his way of thinking well and so I went to pick him up myself. He is a player you cannot trust. Maybe you were refereeing an easy game and he suddenly did something. ” In short, it’s always better not to have him on the pitch …
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