Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal has backed the Video Assistant refereeing system today after questions were raised after the clash between Spurs and Rochdale.
The game in the FA Cup showcased the VAR in more times than the referee would have liked and it didn’t all end well.
The system was used on several occasions and looked to have even ruled out a goal for Spurs that probably should have stood.
Not only that, it did get some decisions right and helped the referee rightly award Spurs a penalty which was going to be given as a free-kick.
Though, it was also the time taken between decisions which had several fans and pundits slamming the system.
Now, Swansea boss Carvalhal has explained patience is needed.
‘It is a question of attitude. The VAR started in Portugal last season and I saw some games where it was very strange.
‘But after that people adapted to it and I think there are a lot of positives in the decisions.
‘The referees are very good, but in that moment they didn’t see something crucial to the game and it can cause a big damage in the final result.
‘If we can have something that helps the referees to take a better decision I am happy to see it in a good way.
‘I understand the protocol when a goal is scored and the referee must hear it in his ear whether it is valid or not.
‘I know it is strange for the fans and the men analysing can also make mistakes.
‘I am not saying it is good or bad but, if you ask me in Portugal now, I would say it is not a problem anymore.’
Doesnt matter what the result is, VAR is making the best game in the world and the game we love so much degenerate into a farce. Just a mockery of a game.
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) February 28, 2018
We’ve already got the best game in the world don’t try fix it if it’s not broken… VAR needs to do one!! Just let us play football the talking points controversy and human error is what makes it so special!!
— Tom Cairney (@ThomasCairney) February 28, 2018