Roberto De Zerbi said he accepted the decision to send off Mahmoud Dahoud - but is unimpressed by referees in England.

De Zerbi saw Dahoud dismissed by referee John Brookes for a challenge on Ben Osborn in the 1-1 draw at the Amex.

The head coach was clearly unhappy with events and was himself shown a yellow card as emotions ran high.

He said: “If I see the new rules, it is a red card, clear.

“But I was a player and I think that the dynamic of the situation is not a red card - but we have to accept it.

“I think Dahoud knows the mistake but it can happen.”

Asked if he was angry with Dahoud, De Zerbi said: “He has the right experience to not make this mistake but it can happen in football."

He added: “I am honest and clear, I don’t like 80% of England’s referees. It is not a new thing.

“I don’t like their behaviour on the pitch.”

Asked to expend, he said: “England is the only country where, when there is the VAR, you are not sure the decision is right.

“In other countries, you have to be sure 100% the decision taken by the referee is right “In England no, and I am not able to understand.”