PSG favored by arbitration? Galtier’s response after the Kimpembe controversy
While the non-expulsion of Presnel Kimpembe at the end of the match against Brest (1-0) on Saturday at the Parc des Princes arouses a lot of misunderstanding and debate, PSG coach Christophe Galtier defends his defender and assures that his team is not favored by the refereeing decisions.
This is one of the polemics of the weekend. A debate that almost eclipsed PSG’s victory against Brest (1-0) on Saturday on behalf of the 7th day of Ligue 1. Presnel Kimpembe, already under a warning, should he be expelled after his tackle on Cardona at the end of the match? The answer is clearly yes for Breton coach Michel Der Zakarian: “He must take a card, at least yellow. If he takes yellow, he is out since he has already taken one. If it’s us, we’re out. outside. But it’s Paris.”
“I never thought that PSG were refereed differently”
Jérémie Pignard, the referee of PSG-Brest, and the other men in black do they benefit PSG through their decisions as “MDZ” suggests? For Christophe Galtier, it’s no. “On the action that is happening in front of Michel and me, there is a tackle engaged but on the ball, explained the Parisian coach after the meeting. The referee has his assistant with him, just in front of the ball. And in addition he has the VAR which keeps him informed of what she saw on the screen. From the moment he does not give her a second card, it is because everyone considers that there is no card and that the match can continue. There is no debate since ‘Kim’ did not return to the field. He was injured on this gesture.”
And Galtier continued: “As to whether PSG are refereed differently, I don’t think so. Even when there was no video assistance, I never thought that Paris Saint-Germain was refereed differently. Today, with video assistance, there can be no more mistakes.” End of debate? Not sure….
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