Rabat - Mehdi Benatia was very upset after the elimination of the Juventus against the Real Madrid on Wednesday, April 11, in the Champions League.
Rabat – Mehdi Benatia was very upset after the elimination of the Juventus against the Real Madrid on Wednesday, April 11, in the Champions League.
The author of the offense that led to Cristiano Ronaldo’s liberating penalty kick didn’t hold back, saying some harsh words about the very controversial confrontation.
“I’ve played in a lot of football games; I’ve seen a lot [of games] on television …You just can’t call for a fault on this kind of action. It is annoying for us, given the efforts we made,” the captain of the Moroccan team said to BeIN Sport.
“It’s a game that must end in extra time. I am disgusted by the football world. When you make efforts like that, a referee can’t afford in the 93rd minute to give you a penalty and kill the job. I did everything not to touch him. Never did I intend to take him down, I never meant to push him,” he added.
“El Capitano” must keep his head in the game, especially for the three additional pre-World Cup friendly games. Alongside The Atlas Lions, Mehdi Benatia will battle the Ukrainian, Estonian, and Slovakian teams only a week prior to the kickoff for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The international player did his utmost to help Moroccans during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. The football player netted a great goal against Cote d’Ivoire on November 11, 2017. The game finished with a 2-0 win for the Atlas Lions, who secured a place for the 2018 World Cup second round that will take place in Russia from June 14, 2018, to July 15, 2018.