Mauricio Pochettino has said that he wants VAR to be delayed in Premier League.
The Tottenham Hotspur manager has urged the Premier League officials to delay the introduction of the controversial system.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he wants the Premier League chiefs to delay the introduction of the controversial VAR system. Both him and Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri had given their views on the VAR system to be applied in the competition, resonating the same words of delaying its use in the top tier of English football after the controversial system helped the north London club take a lead of 1-0 over their west London rivals in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.
Speaking to the media ahead of the second leg of the matchup, the Argentine gaffer said, “For me, I think it is a good idea to delay because if we don’t have all the information and don’t know how it will work or how we can better develop the system, it is better to stop for one year or more.”
He added, “That is my opinion if people ask me — I don’t know if (chairman) Daniel (Levy) will ask me or the Premier League. But watching every single game in Europe now, nobody is happy. I promise you — nobody! What worries me a bit is that there is going to be a situation where football starts to annoy fans. This business is so important and our fans — football fans — must be happy. If you stop for five minutes for a decision, I don’t know how they are going to behave.”
Pochettino concluded, “The Premier League today is the best spectacle in the world, maybe with the NFL or NBA in America. But certainly it is the best show in Europe or in football. So we need to be careful how we develop this system and how we use it.”