Patrice Garande, the Toulouse coach, can not digest the penalty not whistled in favor of his team on a contentious action at the end of the match, this Sunday, against FC Nantes in the jump-off for a place in Ligue 1.
Stormy end of the game at La Beaujoire. The maintenance obtained in extremis by FC Nantes leaves a lot of regrets to Toulouse, much more enterprising than in the first leg, and determined to deplore overconfident Canaries. Required to score at least two goals to make up for the delay in the first leg, Patrice Garande’s men did halfway with the opening of the scoring, which sowed doubt in the minds of the Kombouaré players.
Faced with Nantes folded up in defense, the Toulousains first unsuccessfully claimed a penalty for a hand from Charles Traoré in the area (80th), before suffering the exclusion of Nathan N’Goumou for a high foot having struck the face of Jean-Charles Castelletto (88th). Two very important facts of the game which sowed confusion and angered Toulouse President Damien Comolli, extremely vindictive on the way to the locker room.
Garande: “Everything is done to ensure that Ligue 1 clubs stay there”
Much calmer in a press conference, Patrice Garande was nonetheless up against arbitration, and in particular the VAR, this technology which is decidedly not unanimous, or against it. “It’s still a little strong what happened, got annoyed the Toulouse coach. After we will talk about the game, the match, but I wonder how we can not whistle a penalty on the action . “
“I have just seen the images again, and I would like a referee to explain to me the actions of the VAR, who does what, when, who decides, he then insisted in front of the journalists. Why sometimes we go see her, why other times we don’t go. And why, when we go to see her, and we see the pictures, the guys don’t see the same pictures as us and don’t whistle. scandal.”
Without shining, Nantes ended up snatching his support with a breath. As expected. What makes Patrice Garande say that the system is perhaps not the fairest: “I can not even understand how we were able to set up these dams. For Ligue 2 clubs, it is clear that everything is being done so that the Ligue 1 clubs remain there. I think that there is a fact of the game that should have allowed us to be the first Ligue 2 team to go up with these dams. “