Carlos Carvalhal was highly critical of referee Darren Bond’s first-half performance after our disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Brentford.
Carvalhal acknowledged that Wednesday were poor in the first 45 minutes but said of Bond: “The referee in the first half was a disaster. A very poor performance, he made everybody nervous, he made the fans nervous, he made my players nervous and he made me nervous.
“He didn’t see a clear penalty, he didn’t see a block on Sasso for their second goal and there were a lot of faults and little things that made everyone nervous.
“We can achieve a very good position, but the referee was very poor, these are the facts.”
Reflecting on the performance, the head coach acknowledged that Wednesday were slow and predictable in the first half and added: “We played very poorly in the first half. We didn’t start well, but we played three days ago and Brentford didn’t.”
Carvalhal said he could not fault our improved second-half display, saying: “The second half, the Brentford goalkeeper was fantastic, he made some great saves.”