Claude Puel Cries for offside video technology after EFL Cup defeat

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Southampton manager Claude Puel.photo/courtesy

Southampton manager Claude Puel says he would like to see video technology used for offside after Manolo Gabbiadini’s disallowed goal in the 3-2 EFL Cup final defeat by Manchester United on Sunday at Wembley.

Gabbiadini scored a brace to bring Saints level at 2-2.It would have been a hat-trick for the striker but the referee cancelled out his earlier opener.

“Gabbiadini’s first was a good goal, it should have stood. He scored three good goals,” Puel said.

“It’s a lot of disappointment. We deserved better,” the Frenchman added.

“I would like the video for the future for this situation, but at the moment we are without. Sometimes there is a bad decision against us, it is important to accept this.

“The memories are always for the winner. It’s football and congratulations for Manchester. I’m proud of my players because we played very well.”

Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 in front adding on Ibrahimovic’s early cracker before Gabbiadini struck twice and  his  fifth goal in three games since joining the Saints from Napoli.

On the other hand ,Zlatan Ibrahimovic won  the 32nd trophy of his career after heading an 87th-minute winner at Wembley on Sunday, having earlier given United the lead with a classic 19th-minute free-kick.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho commented the saints coach tactics amid the defeat at Wembley.

“Puel has a reason to be really sad and disappointed because he did a fantastic work and his team deserved extra time,” United manager Jose Mourinho said.

“To lose in minute 87 with very little time to try to react, as they did in the first half, is a little bit unfair on them.”

Puel’s demand comes shortly after goal-line technology was introduced to curb officiating mistakes that costed so many teams in recent decades due to poor decision making by referees.

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