Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that present rules referring to handball are ‘confusing’ after Manchester City had been denied an injury-time winner against Spurs.
Gabriel Jesus idea he had scored the successful purpose on the Etihad on Saturday after netting from a nook sooner than it was once dominated out following a VAR intervention after the ball hit Aymeric Laporte’s arm sooner than achieving the Brazilian.
The determination to disallow the purpose ensured that Spurs escaped City with some extent following a hard-fought 2-2 draw and evoked reminiscences of the membership’s implausible Champions League tie in April when Sergio Aguero’s stoppage-time purpose was once disallowed.
De Bruyne, who was once the man-of-the-match at the day, insisted that VAR will make soccer higher however believes the rules round handball’s favour the protecting crew greater than the attacking crew.
Speaking concerning the determination, De Bruyne mentioned: ‘It is what it’s. If they wish to make soccer higher they will have to have it [VAR].
‘But I think the only thing – the rules should be clear. If the ball had touched somebody of Tottenham’s arm it’s no longer a penalty, but when it touched our arm it isn’t allowed.
‘It should go both ways in something like that. I don’t remember that as a participant. It makes it actually complicated.’
De Bruyne’s take at the determination was once shared by his midfield colleague Ilkay Gundogan who mentioned on Twitter that the guideline will have to be modified.
The German global wrote: ‘Today’s VAR determination is actually challenging to take. Any attacker that commits handball, intentional or no longer, is now dominated a loose kick?? And in the event you’re protecting it’s nice?? It simplest disadvantages the attacking crew. In my opinion this rule must be modified. #MCITOT’
Today’s VAR determination is actually challenging to take. Any attacker that commits handball, intentional or no longer, is now dominated a loose kick?? And in the event you’re protecting it’s nice?? It simplest disadvantages the attacking crew.
In my opinion this rule must be modified. #MCITOT percent.twitter.com/TtPsB96FD0
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) August 17, 2019
The outcome supposed that City didn’t win a Premier League tournament for the primary time in 16 video games despite the fact that they has a lot of possibilities to seal the victory, making an attempt 30 pictures on purpose to Spurs’ 3.
De Bruyne was once central to City’s efficiency all the way through, offering assists for Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero with Spurs hitting again thru Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.
Pep Guardiola made his emotions on VAR transparent post-match, pronouncing ‘It’s a nook and Lamela is going over Rodri who is going down…VAR in that second was once taking a espresso,’ when it comes to a City penalty enchantment that was once waved away within the first-half.