Sami Khedira was the starter in the visit of Juventus to the “Santiago Bernabéu” Stadium, where the Turinese were winning 3-0 until the minute 93 and were about to take the match when he lengthened, when the referee took a penalty for a lack of the Moroccan Medhi Benatia to Lucas Vázquez.
“Playing in the Bernabéu and coming back is almost impossible we have done it for ninety minutes, but sometimes the matches last At the end of the match we were sad, and today it is also hard “acknowledged Khedira in an interview made by the official website of Juventus.
” It was a fantastic match, nobody expected, in the we have shown that we are one of the best teams in Europe, this is football, but we must accept it and congratulate Madrid, which is a great team. We are proud of what we did, even if we did not have a prize “
The German national team assured other than “cry and find excuses does not work, now we must look ahead and concentrate on the league title and the Italian Cup, which are two major objectives.”
The penalty action sanctioned by the English referee Michael Oliver at Madrid-Juventus provoked the wrath of the captain of the Turinese, Gianluigi Buffon who was expelled, and the club president, Andrea Agnelli.
Khedira acknowledged that it was a action “in which a criminal can be charged”, but considered that the error of the judge was to have hesitated a few seconds before making the decision.
“In my opinion, to sanction a Penalty at the last minute you must be 100 percent sure . I saw the images twenty times and, looking at the referee, (I see that) I was not sure. Wait two or three seconds before collecting, “he said.
” And to give a penalty at the end of a game you should not have any doubts. It was not such a clear penalty and that's why in the end we were all angry. “