Football NewsToni Kroos is dissapointed by the referee system in Spain
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Toni Kroos has been named in Germany’s squad for this summer’s European Championship, but the Real Madrid midfielder has admitted he is feeling weak after being confirmed positive for COVID-19.


Match between Real Madrid and Sevilla

Toni Kroos is still angry about the call during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla where a Karim Benzema penalty was overturned to instead give Sevilla a spot kick for an earlier handball from Eder Militao. The German and Zinedine Zidane both approached the referee, Juan Martinez Munuera, at the end of the match to complain and the midfielder has now reflected on this incident, which he believes could cost Real Madrid the title.

Not talking about referees in the league

Toni Kroos said that he is not someone who likes to moan, but, in that case, he was extremely annoyed,” Kroos said on the Einfach Mal Luppen podcast. Zidane never really says anything about decisions and he always protects the referees. So, the fact that he went to the referee after the game was a sign that he too felt a little ripped off. 

Toni Kroos noted – the referee tried to justify himself, but it’s a very clear wrong decision in my opinion. My opinion is very clear and it is very rare that I disagree with the referee at all. I did on that day. If you feel you’re being disadvantaged, that’s one thing where I say ‘it’s not on’. Militao had his back to the ball and didn’t even see the ball, while in slow motion you can see that the ball first goes to his shoulder and then to his arm. We were told that if the ball ricochets off another part of the body, then it’s not a handball. To look at it again and to revise it, because he didn’t whistle it live, is a serious intervention in the championship.