La Liga president Javier Tebas has spoken about VAR in an interview with TV3. The chief criticized the use of video assisting technology in Spain, and explained that there have been made big errors.
“We have to try and ensure that the refereeing collective is involved in controversial decisions as little as possible, but of course, if we announce and say that we have spoken with the president of Real Madrid about VAR, it wasn’t the best thing.”, said Tebas.
Yesterday, Real Madrid won away against Athletic Club from a penalty controversially called by VAR.
“We have to improve it, we cannot be oblivious to the controversy. We’re seeing big errors and it’s getting involved in too many plays.”, added Tebas.
Report: Koeman has opened the door for Dembélé to leave
According to Cat Radio, Ronald Koeman isn’t so convinced with Ousmane Dembélé anymore as in the beginning. The Dutchman had higher expectations for the player, but despite being fully fit in his appearance against Villarreal and the pre-season friendly earlier, the winger did nothing surprising.
Koeman also realizes that the player’s departure would open up the possibilities for new signings. The Dutchman is particularly insisting on Memphis Depay’s signature. The club accepts the fact that if Dembélé does not leave, they will not be able to sign a number 9.
Earlier yesterday, Dembélé was linked to Manchester United, but the club denied contact with the English club regarding the player. Even though there is some interest from United, sources confirm that it would be only possible as a loan deal.
Dembélé, despite all the rumors, is willing to stay in Barcelona and gain a starting spot in Koeman’s new sporting project, which seems very promising looking at the Dutchman’s first clash against Villarreal.
Sources: Cat Radio, Rac1