Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has reacted to Frank Lampard’s call for a meeting to discuss the implementation of VAR in the Premier League.
The Chelsea manager previously had his say about Harry Kane’s disallowed goal after the VAR adjudged the ball touched Lucas Moura’s arm prior to the goal.
Lampard told the media (via BBC): “I didn’t think it should be disallowed.”
He also expressed his sympathies towards both managers and VAR officials as he understands each side’s perspective.
“VAR has improved us in ways but there are ways to improve it,” Lampard added.
“I think [we need] a collective sit-down at the end of the season with everybody – referees, managers, players and anybody involved in football who loves the game can have an input – to try to get it closer to where we want to get it to.”
Mourinho, however, thinks Lampard is too naive to think a meeting would make a change.
Speaking to the reporters, Mourinho said(via Football Daily): “I believe in a few years, Frank will realise that all these meetings we have during seasons they mean nothing
“At the moment he believes that we have an important voice, he believes that football [is led by] football people.
“But then with the time, he will realise we have to read the ‘menu’ they give us and we have to accept the way things are.
“I had lots of meetings in the past twenty years or so, and I don’t think we had any impact on the decisions at all.”
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