Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal backs VAR to be the future of football


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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: A view of the scoreboard as a decision is reviewed by VAR during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale on February 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)


Now, Swansea boss Carvalhal has explained patience is needed.

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‘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.’

Tottenham star rips into VAR following criticism in FA Cup clash

One Tottenham star doesn’t agree with Carvalhal.

The player was involved in the game against Rochdale and wasn’t entirely impressed.

Click here to find out why.