VAR has been used in FA Cup and League Cup games this season and has been met with mixed reactions.
Jose Mourinho is a fan of introducing the technology in the Premier League but is wary of the impact it may have on the emotion of the game.
When people ask us if we like it, if we don’t like it, if we agree with it or don’t agree with it, I think honestly it’s a question for the referees.
They want to perform the best they can, they don’t like to make mistakes. And sometimes they make mistakes because it’s a human mistake and you cannot go over it unless you have some technological support. So if the referees are happy with that technological support, then yes, let’s go for the VAR. I think, from my perspective, I like the feeling.
They need to make sure that they don’t change the dynamic of the game too much, the emotion of the game too much – people waiting a couple of minutes to know if they can jump [and celebrate] because it was a goal.
But from my professional perspective, I like the feeling of a right decision is coming. It’s a penalty or not a penalty, it’s handball or not handball, it’s a red card or not a red card. I think a fair decision is a feeling that I like.
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