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26 Jan 2013

Conte reaction to Genoa draw

The manager addresses reporters after the full-time whistle: “The referee said that he didn’t feel he could give the penalty”

Antonio Conte has expressed his disappointment at Marco Guida’s failure to award the Bianconeri a late penalty in tonight’s 1-1 draw with Genoa.

Speaking after the game, the 43-year-old said: “There’s little to explain, everyone saw what happened. I can understand that a penalty might not be given, but not a referee telling me he didn’t feel he could give it.

“I would have preferred him to tell me that he hadn’t seen it, but I don’t accept that kind of answer.

“The goal-line official and the fourth official said that it was a penalty, so what’s the point of having other referees if their opinions aren’t considered?

“Every time there’s an incident that goes in our favour there’s a lot of noise made and when there’s one that goes against us people tend to overlook it. That’s not right in my opinion.”