Frank Lampard calls for the end of the season’s VAR summit to improve technology in the Premier League
Frank Lampard calls for VAR summit end of season to improve technology in Premier League as Chelsea boss insists Harry Kane’s equalizer for Tottenham against Sheffield United should have been
- Spurs forward Lucas Moura was contaminated ahead of Harry Kane’s goal
- The Brazilian unknowingly touched the ball with the back of one arm while falling
- Kane’s goal was ruled out and Spurs eventually lost 3-1 to Bramall Lane
- Frank Lampard believes that “emotional decisions” are difficult to make
Frank Lampard has called for a summit meeting at the end of the season to refine and improve the VAR system in the Premier League.
Chelsea manager Lampard responded to the controversial VAR decision to deny Tottenham a goal at Sheffield United on Thursday.
Harry Kane’s strike was ruled out because teammate Lucas Moura had been soiled in the buildup and had unknowingly touched the ball with the back of one arm as he tumbled over to the turf.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has called for a summit to be held at the end of the season
He responded to the VAR decision to deny Tottenham a goal because of a Lucas Moura handball
The goal was ruled out and Spurs eventually lost 3-1 to Bramall Lane.
“I didn’t think it shouldn’t be allowed,” Lampard said. “There have been many incidents. They go for or against you. I understand when I listen to managers moaning and moaning.
“Such emotional decisions are difficult to make. Even if the result doesn’t quite follow, it can change the game in several ways at the time.
Moura was overlooked by the Sheffield United defense, who then tried to clear the ball
But their clearance bounced off the Brazilian’s arm and fell on Harry Kane who tucked him away
“I also sympathize with the referees and the VAR officials in this case because rules have been laid down.
“It certainly was one where common sense could have been involved, but if there’s anything in the game book, the handball is given.
“I think we need a great reflection at the end of the season. VAR has improved us in ways, but there are ways to improve it, and a collective end-of-season sit-down with everyone, referees, managers, players, anyone involved in football who loves the game can be a have input to bring it closer to where we want it. ‘
And Lampard believes that such “emotional decisions” are difficult for parties to choose