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Antonio Conte, the manager of Chelsea and his counterpart at Arsenal, Arsène Wenger, gave their feelings about the video after its use during the meeting between their two teams, Wednesday evening, in the semi-final of the League Cup (0-0).
Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger shakes hand after the meeting between their two teams. (Reuters)
on Wednesday, during the semi-final of the League Cup between Chelsea and Arsenal (0-0), the video was used for the second time in English football, after a first test Monday in a match of the Cup between Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. For Antonio Conte, the manager of Chelsea, the use of the VAR proved to be “positive” but the coach of the Blues has been frustrated by the additional time was insufficient in the end of the game with regard to the use of the video and injury. the “For me, it was a disappointment at the level of the additional time, said the Italian coach on Sky Sports. the In the second period, the doctor came on the field and the referee has stopped the game for the VAR, so he would have had to give more stoppage time. In Italy, sometimes there are seven, eight, nine minutes.”
The system has been used to clarify both situations that could lead to a penalty shootout, one for each camp. The main referee Mark Atkinson and his assistant in charge of the video, Neil Swarbrick agreed on the fact that none of the two actions do not justify a penalty.
“If there is no penalty, it gives back the ball to the defending team”
Wenger, he is back on the time between the fault and the consultation of the video. the “They have only two opportunities to intervene, the first of which was immediately (after the action at issue) because the ball was out, said Wenger. in But the second one was a little strange, if the referee has a doubt, may be he should be able to stop the game immediately. If there is no penalty, it gives back the ball to the defending team, because it is weird to continue for two minutes, for example, and get back to action…. He may not respond immediately, it’s frustrating.”