Anastasiou decries role of arbitrator Nijhuis after defeat nine Roda JC
Roda coach Yannis Anastasiou was after the 3-0 lost match against sc Heerenveen not to talk about the referee Bas Nijhuis.
For rest got Roda players Abdul Ajagun and Christiaan Kum at a 1-0 deficit in a short time twice yellow.
“As a referee you have the situation feel. He has a decisive role to play. After 34 minutes the race was all over,” says Anastasiou for the camera of FOX Sports.
The losing coach acknowledged that his players are not smart had acted. Both Ajagun as Kum received a yellow card for protesting. “For us, this is certainly a good lesson. We need to be more discipline to play smarter and not react.”
Just before time also had to Heerenveen defender Shay Facey with his second yellow card of the field. “There are 10 or 11 cards. That is just far too much,” says Anastasiou.
Referee Nijhuis spoke compared to the NOS of a “very crazy night”. “I’m here to not want to go to three red cards and so many problems with the public.”
Nijhuis noted that the act against the decisions of the referee is back. “Be smart. If I come, they should pay attention to. But even if the other referees. I have the pictures seen and have no doubt about my decisions.”