“It’s not good enough”: Frank Lampard blows VAR again after Giovani Lo Celso didn’t get a red card after a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard calls VAR “not good enough” after another decision against him in their 2-1 win against Tottenham on Saturday.
Giovani Lo Celso clearly stamped Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg during the game, but VAR decided not to show a red card after he thought he couldn’t put his foot anywhere else.
However, officials in Stockley Park admitted later in the game that a red card should have been shown, but too late for any action in the game.
Frank Lampard expressed his frustration after Giovani Lo Celso was not sent away for a stamp
VAR later admitted that the challenge was worth being sent despite their initial decision
Azpilicueta had to be treated on his leg, but fortunately did not suffer serious injury
“It’s not good enough,” Lampard said in his interview after the BT Sport game. “I’m sorry, two VAR [decisions] in two games. It’s always harder when you lose and people think you’re just crying out for it.
“But maybe you should shout because that is not good enough. Everyone in the world saw that it was red.
“I hate to ask for red cards, but if you put players at risk, that was a challenge for the legs.
Lampard said it was a “breaker of a challenge” and that everyone saw that it was a red card
‘I don’t say anything about the referee on the spot, it’s not easy, but VAR is here to clean it up. I am not surprised that they have done well, but it is not good enough. ”
It is unclear whether action will be taken afterwards against Lo Celso.
Azpilicueta himself spoke about the incident after the game and said he was surprised that no red was shown.
It comes just five days after Lampard’s most recent rage against VAR, insisting that Harry Maguire should have been sent to Manchester United in their defeat earlier this week.
He called on the field referee to look at the monitor instead of leaving the decisions to Stockley Park.
It is unclear whether retrospective action will take place for Lo Celso after the challenge