„I have never allowed myself to make a comment about a referee, but I think he robbed us in both matches. Today he mocked us. The referee mocked my players’ work”, commented Ludogorets’s head coach Ivaylo Petev after the match with Dinamo Zagreb at Maksimir.
A big disappointment. It’s difficult to talk after a match like this. It’s a pity that, in both matches, we were the better team. After the expulsion of Marcelinho, normally, we tried to keep the lead that we were having. It’s a pity that we dropped out, said Petev.
He stressed that Bulgaria should be proud of Ludogorets’s players.
I am proud of my players. I am proud of them today, as I was in the first match. I think we played pretty good. It’s a pity that in both matches we let a goal in the extra time.
The first goal was due to our mistake. We had three players against one of theirs. There was a serious mistake at the second goal too. A ricochet, one, another… but that’s football.
Svetoslav Dyakov has a broken cheekbone. It’s a pity but we have to move on, concluded the head coach.