Koeman complains about the referee after Chelsea defeat

Koeman complains about the referee after Chelsea defeat

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman complained about the referee’s performance today.

The Dutch coach was not happy about Martin Atkinson and he complained about Chelsea’s first goal, which came after the referee had overruled his linesman, who flagged to signal a foul by Kenedy on Southampton defender Cedric Soares:

“I don’t understand that,” he said to BBC after the game.

“The linesman is the closest to the situation. If it is a fault by Kenedy then you have to listen to the linesman. That’s why you have linesmen – to help you.

Chelsea‘s equaliser was not a shot – it was a cross. Then 2-1 came from a set-piece – normally we defend these situations well. Ivanovic was stronger than one of our defenders.

“We had a lead before half-time, which is always good, we defended well and they didn’t create a lot. 

“But I think the problem in the second half was we didn’t have domination and went back too much, letting them have more ball possession.”