'I am totally against VAR'

Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara has explained why he is against using the Video Assistant Referee.

VAR is already being used in the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, while the English Premier League will introduce the technology this season.

Despite the technology growing in world football, Thiago feels the system will eliminate the essence of the game.

"I am totally against VAR," Thiago was quoted as saying from Marca.

"I am a footballing romantic and I like mischief in the game. Without it, we would not have some of football's most historic moments.

"Technology brings some justice but takes away the essence of the game,"

"When you go to celebrate, you do so with some doubt.

"You look towards the referee to know if it is a goal or if he has his hand on his ear (signalling a review). I believe this makes football lose some of its emotion."

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