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Whilst Valencia CF performed well against Eibar in their away trip to the Basque country, they would return home with only a point to their name. The scorer of the VCF goal in the 1-1 draw, Rodrigo Moreno, analysed the game after the final whistle.
“I think we deserved more. They had the penalty and that was all. With handball incidents, the same thing always happens; today no penalty was called in Valladolid’s favour against Atletico and here the referee blew for one. Regardless of whether there is VAR or not, in some games, they point to a penalty spot and in others, they don’t,” explained the forward.
“The interpretation of what is handball counts for a lot; at the beginning of the season the referees came to us to explain details that were going to change, but every year is the same. They’ve been given VAR to make it easier. If there is no intention or the trajectory of the ball doesn’t change, then it’s not handball –and Gayà didn’t cut out the cross. A referee’s job is tough, but they must take responsibility and we can’t continue having the same issues every year.”
On the team’s inability to take the three points, Rodrigo emphasised that: “Nothing was lacking. Football is the only sport in which with just a single chance you can score and draw the game. We had four or five clear chances in the first half, in the second we had two or three, and we did enough to have won.”
Asked about morale in the dressing room, he said that:
“I see unity, that the dressing room is behind the coach. We had a great year last season and things aren’t going well right now, but the team hasn’t dropped our heads or been totally overrun, bar in certain moments. We are united, strong and keen to turn things around. We have to keep going.”
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