The goalkeeper of the Espanyol defended himself from the stomp on the Argentine
The Espanyol goalkeeper, Paul Lopez, starred the hardest scene in the Copa del Rey derby of this Wednesday. The Catalan stepped maliciously on Messi's ankle inside the area but the referee did not see the action, which could have ended in red card.
At the press conference this morning, Paul talked about the action but has not apologized: "It's an issue that has created a lot of concern. Never in the field I attempted to hurt any player, and I won't in the future. What happened with Messi was just an action of the game."
Regarding the tension in the derby, Paul said: "These are intense games everyone wants to play; that's all."
VIDEO. Pau's stomp on Messi
Pau Lopez podría ser sancionado por este pisotón sobre Messi https://t.co/4ArrFf0vlJ— Raúl Orvañanos (@RaulOrvananos) 6 gener, 2016