Iago Herrerín “I’m Not Going To Blame It On Undiano, There Are People In Madrid Watching On Television”
Athletic are still upset following their 1-1 draw against Villarreal. Two questionable refereeing decisions saw the Lions surrender an equalizer and be denied the winning goal in the dying minutes of the game. Goalkeeper Iago Herrerín was clearly frustrated when he spoke with reporters and said that the draw felt like a loss.
“There is tension. We feel almost like we lost the game and all because of a very clear moment. We were harmed by the referee, or rather because of the VAR review. After three minutes of watching the play they couldn’t decide if it was a goal or not. I think it’s a goal. I understand that you can doubt in the moment, but with the VAR it has to be much easier. I think it’s a goal.”
Herrerín was then asked whether or not he believes Vicente Iborra should have been shown a second yellow, but refused to answer. He hinted at not wanting to make the league offices upset and being punished for his statements.
“I don’t have to answer that question. I’m not going to blame it on Undiano. There are people in Madrid who are watching on television. We were deprived of leaving Villarreal with 25 points, although you have to consider a point a positive result at such a difficult stadium.”
Athletic will now turn their attention to Sunday’s match against Real Betis at the San Mamés. It’s going to be another challenging match for the Lions against a difficult opponent, but Garitano has the team firing on all cylinders. Athletic have yet to lose a league game under the manager and will be looking to keep that streak alive and climb further up the table.