Monaco unhappy with UEFA, referee Clattenburg after Valencia defeat

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has called for the football authorities to "respect France more" after he claimed refereeing decisions cost his side in their Champions League playoff first leg against Valencia.

Jardim watched on as the Ligue 1 club were beaten 3-1 by their La Liga opponents at the Mestalla on Wednesday night.

Monaco may have had a smaller deficit to make up in Tuesday's second leg had referee Mark Clattenburg pointed to the spot when Anthony Martial was brought down by Valencia defender Gaya 17 minutes from time.

Instead, the English official waved play on -- a decision which left Jardim fuming.

"I don't think it was a fair result for two reasons," he told reporters. "Firstly, at 1-0, Bernardo Silva's shot hit the post -- that would have brought the score to 1-1, which would have been a fairer reflection of the first half.

"Valencia scored their second and third goals when we were on top. Also, we should have had a penalty, there's no doubt about that.

"Last season, we were knocked out in the quarterfinals after some unfavourable refereeing decisions. All of that isn't positive for Monaco or France. UEFA and FIFA should respect France more as they respect other countries."

Clattenburg waved away Monaco's claims for a penalty, with his assistant behind the goal line -- who was no more than a handful of strides away from the incident -- far closer to Martial when he appeared to not only be pushed by Gaya but also stand on the ball, unbalancing himself.

UEFA president Michel Platini was behind the introduction of goal line assistants, but has always been opposed to the use of video technology of any sort.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told reporters that the head of European football, who will stand in February's FIFA presidential election, should revise his opinion.

"I am thinking of the penalty that wasn't given," he said. "The fifth official was a metre away from the foul. What use are they if it's to do that?

"I said it after the match against Juventus last season, and I say it again: the moment has come for video technology to be introduced. The stakes are very high and we can't allow that. I hope the refereeing will be better in the second leg."