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Rochet referred to the controversial play at the end of Peru vs. Uruguay: “I knew I was at the limit”

Lima, March 25, 2022Updated on 03/25/2022 07:29 am

Peru vs. Uruguay ended with a tense atmosphere at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo. In that sense, the players Christian Cueva and Alexander Callens considered that Sergio Rochet grabbed the ball inside the goal after Miguel Trauco’s shot. However, after the commitment, the ‘Celestes’ goalkeeper explained his position on the version of events.

“I’m not going to lie to you, a little nervousness ran because I knew I was on the limit. It was the most complicated because it was a ball that was rainy due to the wind and she knew that if it bounced, they would come from the front”, expressed the goalkeeper of Nacional for AUFTV.

In the same way, he mentioned that it was difficult to catch the ball. It had been very low on the crossbar and getting it out from above was complicated and I tried to grab it and not enter it ”, he added.

On the other hand, he was happy to qualify with the Uruguayan team for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. “I have dreamed of this since I started kicking the ball as a child, but I never imagined it because things have happened to me very quickly in recent years”.

The VAR audios about the controversial play

This Thursday night, hours after the commitment at the Centenario Stadium, Conmebol released the audio and shared the images of how the members of the video arbitration acted in that particular action that filled several footballers of the ‘Blanquirroja’ and fans with anger .

In the video shared by the South American organization, the main judge, Daronco, is heard answering the Peruvians “they are going to check” in the face of the obvious claims for the action that could have meant the goal of the tie to one in the Qualifying match.

With the game in progress, the members of the VAR review the play over and over and come to the conclusion that the ball did not cross the line. “We are going to check with the camera, let us continue and we go calmly”, says Wagner Reway at one point. “Checking, it didn’t go in”, “The ball doesn’t go all the way in, let’s zoom in here. Not everything goes”, Reway sentences, later.

Source: Elcomercio

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