Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has ripped the officials apart after a poor string of decisions has cost his team dearly against Real Madrid in their loss at Santiago Bernabeu.
The German giants have managed to win 2-1 at the end of the regular playing time and have looked a superior side in the finishing stages of the first 90 minutes before referee Viktor Kassai made three major decisions against Bayern Munich as the Germans went down fighting.
Ancelotti has every reason to be angry with the referee but the classy Italian boss has trolled Kassai like naything as he told the Hungarian “good job” at the end of 120 minutes.
“We had thought of everything going into this game – except the referee,” Ancelotti said.
“You can’t decide a semi-final spot like this. It shouldn’t happen at this level.”
The 57-year old who had earlier managed Real Madrid has revealed that the referee had a worse game than Bayern Munich as the German giants got all the support from the neutrals.
“I will just say that the referee had a bad game, I spoke to him and I said ‘good job’,” he explained.
He has also insisted that the team gave their all and raised their game in the second half and believed that Bayern did not deserve to lose at the end of the game.
“I think we raised our game from the first leg and we played well, we deserved more but against Real Madrid, it is always difficult,” said the Italian.
“We deserved to lose in the first leg but not tonight.”
Ancelotti has also wished his former club and dear pal Zinedine Zidane his best wishes as the Spanish giants reach semifinals for the seventh successive season setting a new record in the Champions League era.
“I am very fond of [Real Madrid], I am a supporter of Real Madrid and I wish all the best to Zidane and the whole team,” he noted.
The coach was also quick to praise Manuel Neuer who has been at his best in the night despite suffering a foot fracture which will see him out of action for the remainder of the season.
“He has done very well, as have the whole team, it isn’t easy to come here and win in 90 minutes and Neuer has played his part,” Ancelotti said.
The Italian boss has revealed that Vidal should be calmer in his game and was quick to point out the massive error made the referee that had a huge influence on the tie.
“Of course he has to be calmer but again he didn’t deserve the second card, it was a refereeing error,” he added.
“We have to look forward, we will see next year how we do in the Champions League,” concluded Ancelotti. “It is a matter of small details which decide whether you can win the tournament and this year we haven’t had the luck.”