Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has refused to apologise for his feedback made about referee Lee Mason.
The Portuguese coach was extremely crucial of Mason following his aspect’s 2-1 defeat to Burnley on Monday, claiming he didn’t have the ‘high quality’ to officiate Premier League matches.
Nuno, who will focus on his post-Burnley feedback with the Soccer Affiliation on December 29, admitted he’ll solely apologise for the timing of his remarks.
He stated: “They weren’t in the most effective second to return throughout as a result of it may very well be a foul interpretation.
“For that I’ll apologise on my timing, however I gained’t apologise for my phrases and ideas.
“I by no means ever will choose or query the integrity of a referee. I by no means did it and I’ll by no means do it in my life.
“What I stated is concerning the capability of the referee, what I felt and what I noticed within the match and former matches.”
Requested if he would stand by his feedback saying Mason just isn’t adequate to referee top-flight video games, Nuno replied: “The Premier League has the most effective system in referees.
“After we go to a match we anticipate a referee to not be a protagonist of the scenario.
“It’s a thought and a perception (about Mason) that we’ve got earlier than in matches.
“As I’ve stated earlier than I by no means did it [criticise referees] and I’ll by no means do it once more. However I can’t be comfy if I didn’t say it on this specific scenario, as a result of we need to go to a match with out worrying who’s the referee of that sport.
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“However each time sadly we had issues, so we simply don’t need them to repeat.
“We wish the referee to let the sport stream and particularly to regulate the gamers.
“We now have to make gamers perceive it’s a powerful job, however on the identical time they should be cooperative and assist the referees, so long as the referees have the dialogue like they at all times do.”