Jardim complains after CL defeat

Monaco Coach Leonardo Jardim believes something has to be done about the officiating in his side’s Champions League play-off defeat to Valencia.

Valencia took a 3-1 win from the first leg match at Mestalla to establish a commanding lead ahead of the return in the principality.

“I don’t think the result was fair, for two reasons. We hit the post. If that had gone in, the outcome would have changed,” Jardim said after the match, AS reports.

“And Valencia scored their second and third goals when we were playing our best.

“It’s not normal for us to concede goals from crosses from the wings. It’s an abnormal situation we hope to correct soon.

“We have to score two goals in Monaco and have the ambition to win the tie.”

Jardim’s main complaint was with referee Mark Clattenburg, however, for an incident with Jose Gaya that went unnoticed.

“The referee didn’t see it but it was seen by many people,” Jardim argued after his club’s official Twitter account suggested Clattenburg was in need of an optician.

“There were errors to in the quarter-final last year, against Juventus. This isn’t good for Monaco or for France. UEFA and FIFA must be aware of these mistakes.”

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