VAR Controversy As Spurs Win

If approved by the International Football Association Board, VAR could be in place at this summer's World Cup.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Lucas Moura is in contention to start against Huddersfield on Saturday, but he admitted the January signing needs to improve his work-rate off the ball.

Nevertheless, the Argentine expressed the significance of the cup to the club, explaining: "It's an important game for us".

"The first half was embarrassing for everyone", he said.

Moura was interviewed by ESPN Brasil right after the match, and claimed that he didn't really like the experience: "To be honest, for me, I think it was awful".

"So far the system has not been a hit with match-goers and their experience has to be central to the improvements that are needed if VAR is to be successfully introduced".

"For me, football is not a drama, it is a joy", he continued. That is why we love the game that we know.

"The last time they were at Wembley they had good memories but that being said, I'm expecting a rather routine victory for Spurs".

"It could lead to a situation where the players on the pitch lose respect for the referee".

"Secondly, the decision makers who brought it in have failed to consult the two most important stakeholders and that is the fans and the players, about possibly one of the biggest changes in football history". I make my tempo slower but I'm still on the move.

"Playing at Wembley doesn't happen all the time and we go into it with good momentum, but we have to make sure we perform again". We can do better, we can help. "That is my worry".

"Every chance you have in the Premier League you have to try to win".

Spot on, Danny. VAR is now ruining game after game, seeming to spark controversy whenever it is used.

Meanwhile Spurs fullback Danny Rose said the VAR was "shambolic" and an "absolute disgrace".

It's just complete nonsense if you ask me, waiting around not knowing what's going on. There's no word to describe it except frustrating, even though we won 6-1.

"I have had a few messages from friends saying it is a shambles".

"To have stood around for a minute or two minutes for a decision while a football game is going on, it's just".

"Football is about emotion, it's a context of emotion if we are going to kill emotion in football".

Spurs, eight-times FA Cup winners, will now be away to Premier League rivals Swansea in the quarter-finals as they continue their quest to win a first major trophy since lifting the English League Cup in 2008.

"The referee appeared toothless in simply accepting the decisions of the VAR". "There are so many grey areas in our game".

  • Julie Sanders