Romagnoli: “It’s strange that with VAR these mistakes are still made, we need to improve on how we manage matches”

Alessio Romagnoli and referee Matteo Marchetti during Milan-Udinese at Stadio San Siro on February 25, 2022. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Romagnoli did not understand how the goal of Udinese was allowed but stated it is not an excuse for drawing.

Milan got their second consecutive draw against a team in the bottom half of the standings, only getting a 1-1 draw at San Siro against Udinese.

The Rossoneri scored through Rafael Leão, but Udinese equalized with a handball goal from Destiny Udogie, which was somehow allowed despite VAR.

“We expected and hoped for a bit more injury time, because they did their job in wasting a lot of time, especially after equalizing. We expected to get a bit more,” captain Romagnoli told MilanTV at the end of the match. “It’s not an excuse. We’re upset with the result, we’d managed to take the lead but weren’t good enough to keep it.”

“A lot of strange things have happened to us this season, it’s strange that with VAR, which was introduced to bring clarity to many incidents, these mistakes are still made. I think, or rather everyone thinks, including Udogie, he got it with his hand. Like I said, it’s not an excuse. We’re upset because we could have picked up more points and we’ll focus on that next game.”

“We realized he’d touched it with his hand and told the referee, but the issue is more the VAR and its cameras rather than him.”

“We need to improve on how we manage matches. Udinese is a resilient team, they’re difficult to face, but we should have managed things better.”

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Romagnoli should go. He should have kicked the ball