Robert Huth blasts the officials of the Premier League
In the world of football, being a defender is not a highly coveted or praised position as the players which usually get more recognition are the offensive players that are able to score goals and steal the spotlight such as: Lionel Messi, C.Ronaldo, etc…
One of the reasons of why having to play as a defender isn’t as enticing as other roles in the pitch is due to the fact that any mistake which is made in the own half can have a huge consequence as a penalty kick or another dangerous set-piece can be given away.
Leicester City’s Robert Huth is not a defender that is not known for giving away a lot of penalty kicks but he was recently called out by the referee R.Madley during Leicester City’s league match against Tottenham Hotspur which was played on October 29.
That match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur concluded in a 1-1 draw but the only goal that Tottenham was able to score occurred at the 44th minute when the referee allowed a penalty kick in favor of the home team after Robert Huth appeared to have brought down Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen.
Even though the match still resulted with Leicester City still being able to secure 1 point from this encounter, Robert Huth is enraged about the referee’s decision as the German defender is certain that he had not fouled or brought down Vincent Janssen as the 32 year old player said:
‘’Against Spurs I felt very hard done. It seems we are trying to get toughness out of the game but nothing gets done about the softness, in my eyes it was a dive any day of the week, but the referee gave the penalty and that’s it really, you have to deal with the disappointment’’
‘’Certain games, either defending or attacking, the ball has gone out for a corner and the referee is already looking at me saying, “Rob, I am watching you”. It almost feels like reputation before actual action’’ Robert Huth said after the match was over as the German defender stated that Jinssen had clearly dived in search for a penalty which was eventually given in favor of Tottenham Hotspur.