Sunday February 23 2014
Mihajlovic angry with Lopez

Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was furious with the manner of Maxi Lopez’s sending off and refused to blame the officials for his side’s loss to Milan.

The Serb also admits his team were second best in their home defeat by Clarence Seedorf’s men.

“I don’t normally comment on refereeing decisions,” Mihajlovic told Rai Sport. “If Doveri saw something it’s useless to protest.

“I can fault my players as far as effort and commitment goes but Milan were just the better team.

“Maxi Lopez’s red card makes me very angry, my player cannot get himself sent off like that.

“You cannot make a gesture like that.

“It is not on to lose your concentration, the referee knows what he must do but we cannot let that affect us.

“Anyone can lose a game but we need to look at how it happened.

“Today it happened with us giving our all.”