The Var “is doing a lot of damage” to the world of football. These are the words of Antonio Conte after the cancellation of the goal of Harry Kane in injury time of the Champions League match between his Tottenham and Sporting Lisbon which ended 1-1. The Italian coach was then sent off for protests by Dutch referee Danny Makkelie. “I would like to see if in another great stadium, with another great team, they are ready to cancel this type of goal. I would like to know”, his outburst at the end of the match reported by the English media.
The misdeed in the 99th minute, when after the long review, Kane’s position was judged irregular, on Royal’s assist, and the goal was canceled. The technological rework shows Kane’s knee millimeters ahead of the Sporting Lisbon player’s body.
“When I don’t see honesty I get angry, the 2-1 was regular. Now what if we go out?” enraged Conte. “Everyone went out on the pitch and the referee sent me out – said the former Juve in the press room -. I think there are times when you have to be smart. A regular goal has just been canceled, because the ball is in front of Kane. We have to be smart. This decision creates enormous damage to us and I hope the club understands this and that he speaks the right way to whoever has to speak. Otherwise, only the manager is left to complain. decision has caused us enormous damage. Now we have to wait for the last match in Marseille: we don’t know what will happen next week. I want to see what happens if we go out… “.