Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl feels he could have been “misunderstood” after being charged by the Soccer Affiliation (FA) over his feedback about video assistant referee Mike Dean.
Hasenhuttl was sad following the dismissal of captain James Ward-Prowse throughout Saints’ 3-1 defeat to Chelsea earlier this month.
Midfielder Ward-Prowse was initially proven a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson for a late deal with on Jorginho at Stamford Bridge, but it surely was upgraded to crimson after Dean informed his colleague to evaluation the incident on the pitchside monitor.
Hasenhuttl, whose facet picked up their first Premier League win of the season by beating Leeds 1-0 on Saturday, was charged on Thursday and has till Tuesday to reply.
“Possibly they misunderstood me, or the media has misunderstood me,” mentioned the Austrian.
“What can I say? I am typically a supervisor that may be very respectful to the referees on a regular basis and the way in which I needed to argue about it was not in a damaging manner.
“I used to be not talking unhealthy about Mike Dean. However allow us to talk about this in whole (at a listening to).”
Ward-Prowse’s crimson card got here within the 77th minute of the match on October 2, with the rating at 1-1, earlier than Chelsea scored twice in opposition to 10 males to seal victory.
An FA assertion learn: “It’s alleged that feedback made by the supervisor throughout two post-match interviews represent improper conduct in that they questioned the integrity of the VAR match official and/or implied bias and/or deliver the sport into disrepute.”
England worldwide Ward-Prowse served the primary recreation of a three-match ban by sitting out the weekend win over Leeds – ending a run of 102 consecutive top-flight appearances.
Nathan Redmond took over set-piece duties in his absence, whereas central midfielder Ibrahima Diallo was afforded a primary league begin of the marketing campaign, incomes reward from his supervisor.
“It isn’t really easy to step in for the captain and make such a efficiency however I believe Ibra was ready for this opportunity,” mentioned Hasenhuttl.
“He is undoubtedly a midfield participant with good velocity, can carry the ball fairly properly and his high quality in opposition to this opponent (Leeds) was decisive.”