Napoli coach Mazzarri blames referee for draw against Cesena

February 2nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Rome, Feb 2 (IANS) Napoli head coach Walter Mazzarri accused the referee of robbing his side of a deserved win after they were held to a scoreless draw at home against Cesena in the Italian Serie A football.

Napoli were held at the San Paolo Wednesday, as Goran Pandev’s goal was disallowed in stoppage time for reasons that remain unclear. He was not offside and replays suggest Christian Maggio provided the assist with his chest rather than the arm.

“The goal is absolutely and totally clear,” Mazzarri was quote as saying by Xinhua. “I am sick and tired of this, as we lost another two points today due to the official and his behaviour.

“The referee had a terrible game and made many mistakes against us. He had a huge effect on the match, preventing us from getting the deserved victory.

“Other than the goal, there were some incorrect offside decisions and the referee didn’t send off a Cesena player for using his elbow.

“Up until now we have stayed silent, but we can’t keep pretending that nothing is happening. In the last three rounds we have been robbed of at least five points. I am tired and my patience is at an end,” he said.

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