Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has completely no doubts that Ukraine ‘had been robbed’ in final night time’s essential EURO 2024 qualifier with Italy.
The Azzurri knew some extent would suffice to qualify for the match in Germany subsequent summer time and secured a 0-0 draw on impartial turf in Leverkusen.
Deep into stoppages, Bryan Cristante appeared to catch Mykhailo Mudryk contained in the penalty space, just for referee Jesus Gil Manzano and the VAR to wave play on.
Whereas the incident was debated within the media and among the many coaches and gamers too, Napoli President De Laurentiis is steadfast in his conviction.
“No one needs to see a group robbed the best way Ukraine had been final night time by Italy. They clearly ought to’ve had a penalty,” stated De Laurentiis as a part of the presentation of a brand new e book.
Making the scenario slightly awkward was the actual fact De Laurentiis was on the time sitting with Napoli defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo and winger Matteo Politano, who had been each enjoying for Italy final night time.
“In fact, you performed effectively, higher than most instances I’ve seen the Nazionale, and also you deserved to qualify. Ukraine had been motivated by the conflict, they’d a dream and it was not made into actuality. Then once more, if every thing was simple, it wouldn’t be a dream.”
Ukraine can nonetheless qualify for EURO 2024, as they’re one among 12 groups getting into the play-offs in March 2024.