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Antonio Conte makes VAR feelings clear after Tottenham’s draw with West Ham

The Italian has called for the system to be definitively removed from the English game


Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte has made his frustrations with the Video Replay Assistant system crystal clear once more on Wednesday evening.

The Lilywhites, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

In the midst of a positive opening to the campaign, Conte’s troops made the trip across the capital, eyeing another three-point haul in a derby showdown with struggling London rivals West Ham United.

When all was said and done, though, a lacklustre showing culminated in Spurs being forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

This came as Thilo Kehrer’s first-half own goal was cancelled out by a Tomas Soucek equaliser on the other side of the interval, giving rise to an eventual 1-1 final scoreline.

And, as alluded to above, one individual who was evidently left altogether disappointed by developments at the London Stadium was Antonio Conte.

It was not only his side’s dropped points, though, which left the Italian tactician in lowly spirits post-match.

In addition, Tottenham’s boss has caught the headlines once more on Wednesday night, owing to his latest comments on the use of VAR.

This comes after a penalty incident involving Aaron Cresswell, which was ultimately waved off by the VAR team, held up play at the London Stadium for an inexcusably prolonged stretch.

Speaking to the media on the back of the action coming to a close, Conte, in turn, was not at all shy in making his feelings clear, calling for VAR to be scrapped once and for all across the English football landscape:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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