Tottenham coach Antonio Conte has reacted to the referee’s decision to disallow a goal scored by Harry Kane during their EPL clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Hotspurs scored a goal in the first half after Kane tucked a shot past Kepa Arrizabalaga at the end of a rare counter; however, the referee Paul Tierney disallowed the goal over a shove on Chelsea defender Thiago Silva in the build-up.
Conte expressed in a post-match statement that he was stunned by the referee’s decision.
The Hotspurs coach said, “In the first half the referee disallowed a goal, I was very clear with him in a polite way, but to see this type of goal disallowed in England was incredible,” Conte said in his post-match press conference. “Maybe in Italy it was 50-50, but in England it was incredible.”
Conte also revealed that he was hurt by the yellow card handed to Japhet Tanganga.
He said, “What also hurt me a lot was the yellow card to (Japhet) Tanganga. It can seem a stupid thing, but the yellow card changed the game for him and also meant we had to substitute him. The referee tried to make the best decision, it could be good or bad.”