Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta feels that there is no reason to take the refereeing controversy against Napoli yesterday seriously.

Speaking to reporters at the Gran Gala del Calcio, via FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri executive also talked about the contract extension talks with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

There was some contention regarding a couple decisions in yesterday’s Serie A match at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The first revolved around a potential foul in the buildup to Inter’s first goal.

Napoli players felt that there had been a foul buy Nerazzurri captain Lautaro Martinez on Stanislav Lobotka in midfield.

Then, in the second half, there was a penalty appeal by the Partenopei.

Striker Victor Osimhen felt that he had been fouled when Inter defender Francesco Acerbi made contact with his heel.

However, neither referee Davide Massa nor the VAR felt that either of these incidents were worthy of giving as fouls.

Naturally, this has been the source of frustration for Napoli. Both incidents could well have been turning points in yesterday’s match.

And for Inter’s closest title rivals Juventus, and even AC Milan, there could have been hope that these decisions would not have gone the way of the league leaders.

But for his part, Inter CEO Marotta feels that there is little reason for controversy.

Inter CEO Marotta Brushes Away Refereeing Controversy In Napoli Clash

“The fact that they say that we deserved to win says it all,” Marotta said.

“I won’t go into the merits and dignify the so-called controversy,” he continued.

“It was a clear victory. It was the result of a great performance by the team.”

“And we should also underline the quality of Inzaghi’s work in contributing to it.”

Marotta also gave his thoughts on the contract extension talks with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

At the moment, the Armenian’s contract runs out at the end of next June. But Inter reportedly are very keen on extending his deal.

Marotta said that “These dynamics are part of what we deal with in our job.”

“There’s a desire to extend his deal on all sides,” the CEO said.

“But we’ll work on reaching an agreement calmly,” he continued. “Whilst also respecting our objectives on the pitch, between the league and the Champions League.”