Sunday, October 25, 2020

Azpilicueta: “VAR can improve a lot”

Chelsea Captain Cesar Azpilicueta was aggrieved that a penalty call went against him and his team during Saturday’s clash with Manchester United.

Maguire’s arm was all over the Experienced Defender but the referee waved away the penalty call and VAR opted not to review the incident much to the disbelief of the Chelsea Captain.

The Spaniard thinks the VAR technology is not being used the right way and believes there is room for improvement when asked Post-match. 

"A good question, on the pitch I felt yes and I felt arms around my neck and shoulders," 

"The referee can make the decision, the VAR is there [to help]. In any situation, the referee takes the main decisions and the monitor is there for him to help.

"It was 50-50 so why not take 20 seconds to review it? I think VAR can improve a lot. It happens, it is football, I don't say every time there is contact there should be a penalty.

"In England, there is strong physical contact. In football and in the Premier League always we should seek improvement - it is not a criticism, we can all help together to make a better league."

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