LONDON: Ange Postecoglou admitted he does now not like VAR because the Tottenham boss blasted the replay device’s influence on his aspect’s “out of manipulate” four-1 defeat against Chelsea on Monday.
Tottenham had Cristian Romero and future Udogie sent off and have been denied two dreams by using VAR in a tremendous most desirable League clash.
The dismissals of Romero, for a studs-up foul on Enzo Fernandez, and Udogie, who earned a 2nd booking for slicing down Raheem Sterling, seemed correct on further evaluate, as did Son Heung-min and Eric Dier’s disallowed desires.
Nicolas Jackson scored 3 times inside the final levels to win the London derby for Chelsea after Cole Palmer’s penalty cancelled out Dejan Kulusevski’s early opener for Tottenham.
however with Chelsea additionally having 3 goals chalked off via VAR, Postecoglou was left infuriated by means of the amount of time spent awaiting decisions to be made. “I felt like i was standing round anticipating things to happen with VAR intervention,” he said.
“There can be a forensic have a look at of each selection obtainable. that is the manner the game is going and i do not like it. “decisions are decisions, you both receive it or you don’t. if you look at all that standing around we did today, perhaps people enjoy that form of factor. “i might as an alternative see us gambling soccer but I might be a lone voice.”
‘in the desert’
Tottenham’s first league defeat seeing that Postecoglou took rate inside the near-season denied them the threat to regain pinnacle spot inside the surest League.
And Postecoglou claimed he could prefer the referee and his linesmen to have the final say on essential decisions, rather than a VAR professional who is not even based in the stadium.
“you need to take delivery of the referee’s choice, that is how I grew up. This constant erosion of the referee’s authority is wherein the game is going to get,” the Australian said. “they’re not going to have any authority. we are going to be underneath the control of someone with a television display a few miles away.
“I do not adore it but i am possibly within the desert with that because I keep getting instructed it truly is wherein we want to head. i’m too vintage faculty. “it’s miles nearly impossible to examine the game because it simply seemed to get out of manage for massive components of it.”
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino had no such lawsuits approximately VAR as he savoured a victory over his old club on his first return for the reason that being sacked in 2019. “that is soccer. We won and deserved it. The generation is there and we want to accept. many stuff take place on the pitch and you want to confirm and test,” he said.
“i am glad to come back returned and spot human beings I failed to get the danger to mention bye too. most crucial for me is the win. it is Tottenham and it isn’t extra unique due to that.”
Pochettino has endured a difficult begin with Chelsea following his near-season appointment, making this a far-wished morale increase for the Argentine and his injury-hit team. “We deserve the credit score. Tottenham are doing outstanding but this night we have been the better team,” he stated. “it’s clear from the start we did not have the entire squad. We want to construct this momentum. “it’s miles fantastic for Nicolas (Jackson). there was huge stress on him however i’m hoping this hat-trick lets in him to play more at ease and be extra assured.”