Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte laments at the referees for lack of respect after a 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.
After taking the lead through Lautaro Martinez in the second minute, two second-half strikes from Luis Suarez saw the Catalans claim a narrow victory.
Conte, who was warned by the referees about his conduct, particularly felt Inter should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Stefano Sensi and stressed respect for referees must go both ways.
» “We deserved more. I am bitter because I have seen some situations that I did not like.
» “There were things that I did not like from the beginning, but I don’t want to talk about that. On the bench we had some feelings I did not like.
» “What did the referee tell me? Nothing, he came to warn me and he said he would send me off at the next opportunity.
» “Referees have on their shirt the word ‘respect’ and it is the only thing I have asked. They must respect those who come here to try to do better than the other team. Respect must be mutual.
» “I take away a feeling of bitterness, we are talking about a referee who led a Champions League final, a top referee who should not be influenced by Camp Nou.
» “However I don’t want to give the team any excuses, I’m talking about a personal feeling I had from the beginning,” Conte told the media after the game.