Conte: United Targeted Hazard, He Couldn’t Play

share on:

Antonio Conte has stated, Hazard was being targeted by Manchester United and he couldn’t play football.

Ander Herrera was sent off in the 35th minute, after committing two fouls on Eden Hazard. Kante would go on to score the only goal of the match, with a well taken shot.

Mourinho disagreed with Oliver’s decision, but Conte feels the referee made the right calls on the night.

“I think that Hazard started the game and he couldn’t play football,” Conte told the BBC. “All the people can look at this and then judge the situation.”

Conte added in his news conference: “When you play against players with great talent, sometimes you try to intimidate them and referees must protect these players because they could go out with a bad injury.”

“It was a good performance against a team that is very strong, with good players,” he said.

“For me, United are the best squad in the league. They have a lot of good players and we must be pleased to go in the next round and to beat a great opponent.

“In a semi-final it’s normal for the draw to be difficult, but also in this quarter-final it was the same, very difficult against United.

“But now we go to Wembley and we are ready to play against Tottenham, against a really strong team but now we must be satisfied for the result and for what we are doing in this season.”

OneTife

OneTife

I solemnly promise to deliver dope sports news and keep you informed of the major happenings in the sporting world. So help me God. I'm an awesome Electrical engineer in the making.

Leave a Reply