Maurizio Sarri has expressed his unhappiness over the use of VAR following Chelsea’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semifinal at the Wembley.
Spurs got the better of their London rival as skipper Harry Kane made no mistake as he took the penalty with utmost confidence to provide a slender lead to the home side who will now travel to Stamford Bridge in a bid to book a place in the final.
The confusion started when Kane was adjudged offside at first as he was dislodged inside the box by Blues keeper kepa Arizzabalaga. But later an intervention from the Video Assistant Referee confirmed the English international was onside at the time of the challenge.
Sarri said, “In Italy there is VAR and in the first period it was a disaster, it was really very difficult for the referee to get used to the system and I think here the referees are not ready to use it in the right way
“For example, from the image from our camera [Chelsea’s video analysis camera], Kane was offside, clearly offside, but it is not important.
“What is more important is the linesman stopped his run, he did not follow the ball so for the players on the pitch it is clearly offside. So I think he had a big influence on our defenders. So I think they need to study better this system.
“It is strange in the Premier League there is not this system and then in the Carabao Cup there is suddenly the system. It is strange for us and for the players, but also for the referees I think.”