SC Freiburg coach Christian Streich is still angry about the third goal he conceded in the 3-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund last Friday.
The coach of the Baden Bundesliga soccer club is not only concerned with the fact that "the absolutely irregular goal" was not taken back, but also with the classification of DFB project manager Jochen Drees.
"It's crazy to score a goal like that," said Streich two days before Freiburg's next game on Saturday (3:30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky) at VfB Stuttgart.
"But then not even saying it was a total mistake," he fumed.
"No, they're still trying to bend the fact that it was really very complicated."
Drees admitted in the "kicker" that the goal shouldn't have counted because BVB attacker Youssoufa Moukoko was offside when goal scorer Marius Wolf shot and he restricted Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken's freedom of movement.
"Ultimately, this is a case of a technical misjudgment of the situation," said Drees.
"Our expectation would have been that the VAR team correctly assessed the scene and recommended an on-field review to the referee because of the interpretation sovereignty.
He should then have come to the conclusion that the goal should not count because of a punishable offside position.
However, Drees also qualified that the VAR team would have denied a realistic chance of Flekken defending and if the ball had landed in the top corner the scene would have been different.
"Your comb swells," Streich commented on this explanation.
"You also feel a bit fooled." Everyone can make mistakes, but with such statements "you lose trust in these people".
Goalkeeper Flekken was "clearly hampered" and "more offside is not possible," said the SC coach.
But he doesn't need that as motivation for the upcoming game.
"Playing in Stuttgart is motivation enough," said Streich with a view to the state duel.