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Referees should have better training, says Iturbe

From the Editorial Office

La Jornada newspaper
Thursday, February 18, 2021, p. a11

The whistles’ decisions have hurt Pumas and striker Juan Manuel Iturbe asked the referees to be better trained to make the fewest mistakes. The player acknowledged that without the striker Juan Ignacio Dinenno the season has been complicated, but he hopes that with the return of the Argentine striker they will be able to take a good step back to be at the level of the other teams.

The referees could be trained a little better and thus have fewer errors, not only with us, but with everyone. (This problem) not only happens in Mexico, but all over the world, he pointed out.

Iturbe’s statements come a few days after the whistling Luis Enrique Santander annulled them a goal in the 1-0 defeat against Toluca by pointing out an out of place of Emanuel Montejano, who was inside the area but did not intervene in the goal play. .

Referees can be wrong as it happens to all of us, we are human beings, but they have a very important role. Nowadays they have the VAR, but it is interpreted differently, because it is not the same to see a play in fast motion as in a slow shot, he added.

So far, the felines have five points, which place them in step thirteen, after six days. Iturbe acknowledged that it has been difficult to score due to Dinenno’s loss.

The Pumas will try to maintain their one-year undefeated at home against León on Sunday.