Adrien Rabiot was critical of the refereeing performance of Massimiliano Irrati in Juventus’ 1-0 defeat to Inter in Serie A on Sunday evening.
The only goal of the match came from a penalty late in the first half after a foul on Nerazzurri wing-back Denzel Dumfries was originally awarded a free-kick, but a VAR decision prompted Irrati into changing his initial decision.
For Rabiot, it was not just that moment that disappointed him, but the refereeing in general, going as far as to say that the referee was an extra man for Inter.
“It is difficult to win in eleven against twelve, but for the next few games I hope to have a referee who does well because it is important to say even when the referee is wrong,” the Juventus midfielder told Sport Mediaset.
“This evening, he missed too much.”
Hakan Calhanoglu had his initial penalty saved by Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, but after an encroachment from Bianconeri defender Matthijs De Ligt, the Inter midfielder was able to score with his second attempt at the spot kick.