Infamous referee Sanchez Martinez turns philosophical while discussing his below-par display in Betis-Barca clash
- The referee says: "It was just another day, another experience, another game."
- Sanchez Martinez adds he has learnt something new from that experience.
- He missed two clear penalty calls during Sunday's game.
Sanchez Martinez, whose decisions became the main talking point after a thrilling Barca's victory over Betis, discussed his display on Wednesday.
He failed to give any specific explanations on why exactly he made one or another controversial decision. Instead, he turned philosophical.
Diario Sport quote the referee as saying: "A refereeing career is formed of many personal and professional experiences and the other day was just another day, another experience, another game, and like all games, more or less intense, you always learn things."
Sanchez Martinez concluded: "It doesn't only happen in refereeing, learning happens in any area of life. You yourselves, when you do your job, there are days that you don't expect something and you leave feeling richer because you've learned something."
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By the way, Sanchez Martinez won't be in charge of any La Liga games this week.
Sanchez Martinez missed two clear penalty calls during Barca's 3-2 away win at Betis on Sunday night.
Leo Messi was fouled in the opponent's box in the dying minutes of the game but no penalty was given.