Tottenham crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United last night and Jose Mourinho was left frustrated because of a decision from VAR.
Sheffield United took the lead through Sander Berge around the 30th minute and Harry Kane scored the leveler a couple of minutes later. However, the goal was disallowed because of a handball from Lucas Moura.
The Brazilian created Kane’s goal with a fantastic solo run.
After the game, Mourinho claimed that VAR is having a detrimental effect on the game.
Earlier in the week, a goal from West Ham was also disallowed because of the handball rule after VAR’s intervention.
The Spurs boss went on to claim that the referee should have the final say on what happens and the introduction of technology is damaging the beautiful game.
He said: “I think I cannot say what I feel. It’s not the referee anymore. The man on the pitch is the assistant referee, the man and lady with the flags are now the assistants of the assistant referees. The referee should be the man on the pitch. We are going into a direction which is really bad for a game that is a beautiful game.”
Meanwhile, it was Tottenham’s 11th defeat of the season and a top four finish looks beyond them now. Jose Mourinho’s men must now ensure that they qualify for the Europa League next season.
Missing out on European football completely would be a disaster for them.