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Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi angry over referee treatment

Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi feels their campaign has been hindered by refereeing decisions.

Lazio meet Sampdoria on Sunday.

“We all saw what happened against Fiorentina and there are a lot of regrets, because we deserved to win and only allowed the Viola a few shots from distance," said Inzaghi.

“Against both Roma and Fiorentina, we were damaged by refereeing decisions. That mustn't be an excuse, because if we'd scored the second goal against Fiorentina, then we wouldn't be in that situation.

“We've all got to get used to VAR being part of the sport, from players to Coaches and media. When someone scores a goal, now we have to wait for a few moments before celebrating. When I was a player, you only had to glance over at the linesman, but things have changed.

“What we really need is more uniformity in the decisions. It's disappointing, because at the start of the season we were told that it would be used once every six or seven games, only for really clear-cut incidents.

“As I said, Lazio were penalised in the last two games, but at the same time, we should've done more too. We must be aggressive and hard-working, because evidently what we've got is not enough against an organised side."

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