Newcastle United star Jeff Hendrick didn’t deserve to present away a penalty within the Republic of Eire’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal, in line with Keith Hackett.
Talking completely to Soccer Insider, the ex-FIFA and Premier League official admitted he was completely satisfied to see Cristiano Ronaldo not rating the ensuing spot-kick.
Hendrick was offered quick by Gavin Bazunu’s cross and dived right into a problem with Bruno Fernandes however Bazunu saved the penalty.
Eire took the lead simply earlier than half-time however Ronaldo scored a late brace to present Portugal the three factors.
These targets additionally meant the Man United star grew to become the all-time file goalscorer in males’s worldwide soccer.
Requested for his verdict on the penalty, Hackett informed Soccer Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “The penalty kick choice, for me, wasn’t a penalty.
“I used to be, in a means, glad that Ronaldo didn’t rating.
“I simply can’t perceive why it took so lengthy to make the choice. Once I gave penalty kicks I used to be instantaneous and I used to be particular. In any other case, it wouldn’t be a penalty kick and I wouldn’t blow.
“This man delays the method perpetually. Then he’s not even attempting to persuade anyone. His physique language is adverse. He’s strolling round, attracting gamers too him. It’s nearly like he’s saying ‘Am I positive concerning the choice?’”
“The referee has acquired to be taught from that. One, in the event you award a penalty kick, be particular and promote it in a constructive method.
“If gamers begin to query your choice and encompass you then a yellow card is popping out.
“He took too lengthy and didn’t again up his choice together with his physique language.”
In different information, PiF may have been consulted as Newcastle United sign off on a new deal.