Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo rued the referee’s “decisive” calls as his 10 men suffered a last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Las Palmas in La Liga on Sunday.
Theo Bongonda gave the Galicians an early lead, but Jonathan Viera’s penalty was followed by a red card for Fabian Orellana, in turn paving the way for Willian Jose to steal all three points at the death for the islanders – a result which consigned the Coach’s team to a fifth League defeat in six.
“I think the referee’s decisions hurt us, both the penalty and red card,” he said after the game.
“Conceding in the last minute binned all our efforts. [The decisions] were decisive, but I don’t want to think about them.
“We ended up losing the match after the great efforts we made, it seems unfair.
“When we went down to 10, we were forced to retreat. Before then, we failed to settle the match.
“We had chances to extend our lead, but our opponents got a penalty.
“It’s very difficult to press with 10 men, and that forced us to retreat.
“We defended further back and losing in the last minute is unlucky, more so as we lost a point.
“We have to leave it behind and think about our next game.”