Vitória de Guimarães goalkeeper Bruno Varela was interviewed by Canal 11 and spoke about the two penalties awarded during the match against FC Porto, at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, during the 29th day of the League, the April 10, match which the Dragons won by 1-0, goal by Taremi, from 11 meters, in the 36th minute – the Iranian will miss a second penalty, in the 63rd minute.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who spent the second season in a row at Guimarães and spent almost all training at Benfica, considers João Pinheiro’s candidacies to have been well judged.
“I always analyze the games when I get home. Then on the first day I do the analysis with the goalkeeping coach. In this shot (first penalty), that’s what we talked about; I was not well placed. I hoped that Taremi would not be able to control the ball, but he did. Then I still had time to come back to the goal, I ended up not coming back, I was halfway through and it was halfway through that I decided to get out of the way.The first thing I thought was that I was going to get to the ball first, but halfway through. course, I regretted it. It was discussed a lot, but honestly, if it was a striker in my team who was fouled, it would be a penalty for me. I accept the decision. He did his job, I shouldn’t have approached it that way,” he said.
In the second half, the blue and white striker again received a penalty, but missed it.
“If it was a striker from my team, Oscar Estupiñán or Bruno Duarte, for example, I would accept the penalty. No need to be hypocrites. He was a ‘rat’, as they say Taremi does it very well…I was frustrated myself, because I had studied this and seen several similar moves from him.But in the game, we make decisions.When he hit the ball, I was already raising my arms, because I knew it was coming against my knee. He tried to make contact, but I accept the penalty, “he observed.