​Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat has slammed the ​Indian Super League (ISL) referees after his side succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against ​Mumbai City FC last evening.

Goals from Modou Sougou and Amine Chermiti sealed the deal at the Mumbai Football Arena and dealt Bengaluru with their third loss of the season.

The standard of refereeing in the ISL has come under a lot of fire this season, and Cuadrat blasted the linesman in question, C.R. Srikrishna, for disallowing what he felt was a clear goal from Sunil Chhetri.

​He said in his post-match press conference: “We study a lot of teams. We made two mistakes in the construction of the game. Sometimes it happens in football that when you make a mistake, you try to repair it immediately. 

“The referee gave a nice present, not giving the goal to Sunil (Chhetri). I don’t understand how I can see it clearly from the wing position, how the linesman can’t see that. I’m sorry but these guys don’t know football. There was a meeting this week and we have been talking about what we can do for the improvement of football in India. We have to bring foreign referees. It is a disaster. This season, two goals have not been given to us because the referees don’t know the game."

The Blues have collected just one point against Mumbai in their last four fixtures, and the Spaniard admitted that his team are trying their best but are just not able to get the better of Jorge Costa’s men.