Motherwell ace refuses to use referee excuse for Celtic loss
It was viewed that midfielder Slattery was fouled in the build-up to Jota’s first-half strike, while Motherwell felt they were denied a “blatant penalty” for a handball, although footage suggested Kevin van Veen had done so a split second prior.
Slattery said: “We did create a few chances, maybe not as clear cut as we would have liked, but we certainly had spells in the game where we were on top and causing a problem.
“I thought it was a foul but I am not going to say that is the reason for the scoreline.
“The referee has got some things right and some things wrong but I did think that one was a penalty.”
Slattery is one of the most combative players in the league – no one has been fouled more or committed more fouls – and he is enjoying Scottish football.
“It is enjoyable to be playing football week in, week out and in a team that is quite together and we know what we want and expect from each other and what the manager expects from us.”
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