Conte says ‘impossible’ for VAR to make mistakes, supports criticism | football news

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager antonio conte doubled down on his criticism of VAR on Friday, saying it should be impossible to make mistakes like the one he claims happened this week.
Conte was sent off on Wednesday after a goal at the stop harry kane against Sporting in the Champions League It was ruled offside after a VAR check lasting several minutes.
The match ended 1–1, but had Kane’s goal been conceded, Tottenham would have qualified for the round of 16.
Kane’s goal was disallowed after VAR decided it was offside when Emerson Royal headed the ball back to him, although it also reached Kane through a touch from a Sporting player.
Conte was so emotional after the match that his press conference lasted just one question, but by Friday he had collected his thoughts and was convinced that his side had been wronged.
“I confirm, I repeat, the decision was really wrong. It caused us great damage,” the Italian, who will be suspended for Tuesday’s vital trip to Olympique Marseille, told reporters before Spurs’ game. Premier league trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.
“I still think that it is impossible to make mistakes with VAR. It is impossible. Because you have a screen, you have time.
“For me it is impossible to make a wrong decision with VAR and also (take) four, five or six minutes (to make it).
“Being there five or six minutes already means you have confusion in your mind. It’s unbelievable.”
Conte again claimed “dishonesty” in the decision to disallow Kane’s goal, also saying on Wednesday that officials would not be brave enough to disallow a goal from other clubs.
“I hope to see honesty in every situation. I only ask for this, honesty. But making mistakes with VAR means that you are really, really… I don’t want to say what I think,” he said. .
Conte said he was a fan of VAR when it was introduced in Italy, but how the system is used now is too dependent on individual interpretation.
“Marcas, you’re already qualified for the next round. You’re celebrating and then you stay for five minutes to look at the situation with VAR and you make the decision and you don’t know if it’s right or wrong,” he said. .
“This is not football in this way because you cut the emotion, the emotion of everyone and especially the players because you don’t know.
“That’s why I keep saying that it has to be the correct interpretation, the correct interpretation for everyone and not a different interpretation, otherwise the VAR is damaged.”
As Wednesday’s events continue, Conte’s focus is on getting third-placed Tottenham back on the winning track in the Premier League after successive defeats.
He said that Bournemouth will have an advantage as they have had a week to prepare.
“For sure when you go to play against a team that plays a game every six or seven days, it’s a bit difficult because maybe they have more energy and intensity than you,” he said.
Conte confirmed that midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is at 100% after missing last weekend’s loss to Newcastle, but central defender Cristian Romero would be in control.
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