Garcia rues potential suspension

Luis Garcia has accepted his dismissal in the closing stages of Getafe’s draw with Granada, but is ruing the suspension it will bring.

The Coach was sent to the stands in stoppage time after protesting against the referee’s last-minute award of a penalty to visitors Granada.

The Andalucians’ second spot-kick of the night, it was converted to decide the result 2-2 on the night.

“I think the sending off was because I was on the field. Through the 90-odd minutes there has been no bad word spoken and no evil gesture,” reflected Garcia afterwards.

“We have gone along with all but one or two of the referees, it does not matter what they do. Anyway, I’m very respectful of referees and I will not talk about them.

“The suspension I’ll get? Not being with the team for Sevilla’s visit on Saturday will be bad, because I want to be with the team and the players and it will not be allowed.

“From an hour before the game we will not be allowed to do virtually anything. It is painful and hard, but if the rules are in place then you cannot break them.”

The Coach also reflected on his side’s performance against Granada.

“The game was against us twice and in the second half we had to score two or three times to have won, because we actually had four clear chances. I leave with many positives, only also with this result.”

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