Lucas Moura Still Undecided About VAR
Spurs winger Lucas Moura admits that he still doesn’t have a firm opinion on the implementation of VAR in football, even after Manchester City had a stoppage time winner ruled out against his side in their Champions League quarter-final clash.
Raheem Sterling thought he had scored a stoppage time clincher, only to have the goal overturned by the VAR. Moura experienced the whirlwind of emotion in that thirty seconds, but says he is still undecided on its benefits.
“It’s a subject I still confess I’m adapting to. I don’t have an opinion yet. The point is that football gets fairer. The referee there made the right decisions by looking at the VAR,” Lucas Moura told Esporte Interativo.
“Of course, sometimes it makes the game slower because it stops it and there’s the thing of celebrating, then stopping to look at the VAR. But we can’t deny that football is fairer. Maybe if we were disqualified here today and saw later that it was with an offside goal, it would hurt.
“I hope it will come to improve football, as it has been, as it was today, with the right decisions. And there on the pitch, we have to do our best regardless of the decisions of VAR or the referee.”