Torino coach Ivan Juric was furious at the ‘scandalous’ decision not to give a penalty in the final moments of their 1-1 draw
with Monza and reassured his player who burst into tears.
The Granata had taken the lead at the U-Power Stadium this evening when Ivan Ilic turned in the Duvan Zapata cut-back from
the by-line, cancelled out by Andrea Colpani pouncing on an error from teenage substitute Gvidas Gineitis.READ MORE
It was because of that mistake that at the final whistle 19-year-old Gineitis burst into tears and
had to be consoled by his teammates and the coach.
“These things happen to everyone, it was his only mistake of the match and everything else
was perfect,” Juric told Sky Sport Italia.
“He is a very emotional kid, but this error will help him mature and learn for the future.”
The coach was pretty emotional himself when watching the footage of the stoppage-time incident in
the Monza penalty area, as Valentin Lazaro appeared to have his ankle clipped.
As he did not go down, instead trying to stay on his feet, the referee and VAR perhaps did not feel inclined to take a second look.