Raiola defends Verratti and blasts Ronaldo after PSG match - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/03/2018

Super agent Mino Raiola has blasted Cristiano Ronaldo and defended Marco Verratti after the Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, according to report.

Raiola was of the opinion that Ronaldo protested several times and was let go scot free while his client Verratti was punished for the similar offence.

The Italian midfielder was sent off harassing the match official during the PSG 2-1 defeat at the Parc des Prince during their Champions League round of 16, second leg.

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, Raiola insisted that Verratti was “one of the best players on the pitch”.

“It was a harsh decision,” 

“Until then, Marco was one of the best players on the pitch. His protest was one of frustration.

“Ronaldo also protested, even blatantly, but wasn’t booked. Maybe Marco exaggerated, but he was just the frustration of a player who wanted to do everything possible in order to help his team qualify.

“It was a reaction of instinct and maybe pride. After all, Ronaldo protested several times in a blatant way, yet he was excused, even when he tried to kick Dani Alves.

“One red can’t erase everything. Until then, Verratti was one of the stars of the game, like Areola.” the agent told Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Up next for PSG is the game against Metz in Ligue 1 on Saturday at the Parc de Prince.