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Sports News of Monday, 22 June 2020


Pique was right to say referees favour Real Madrid, Setien says

Barcelona coach Quique Setien has implied that Gerard Pique was right to say that referees favour rivals Reak Madrid.

Pique made the claim after their draw with Sevilla, just 24 hours before Real Madrid enjoyed the run of decisions for victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Asked about Pique's claims, Setien said today: "We'll see. There are things that we cannot control and that do not depend on us. We are focused on winning the matches. Regarding yesterday's game, everyone has seen how it has been and everyone will make the assessments that are appropriate.

"And for me, Piqué, not now but always, has always seemed a very intelligent person.

"I do not speculate. I hear a series of words and the frustration of having lost two points pushes you to say that LaLiga is going to be difficult. In moments of frustration one may not tune well, but simply.

"Regarding the VAR, it is a tool that can undoubtedly make us better. But you have to use it because it gives us a clearer view of reality when you have to make quick decisions. The good thing is to be able to see them with different angles and with vision. It is understandable that we think why some actions are reviewed and others not, in some games yes and others no. And one may think that it is not being used well."

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