Sokratis - My view on the VAR decision


Sokratis - My view on the VAR decision


Sokratis was an unhappy man after his second 'goal' in our 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace was ruled out by VAR.

The video assistant referee adjudged that there had been a foul by Calum Chambers in the build up, and our Greek defender's second strike was chalked off - much to his consternation.

"I think it was a goal," Sokratis said. "I've just watched it again and Calum didn't do anything. We're just confused because I don't think that they used VAR in the right way. 

"Last week, it was a penalty on me and we didn't use VAR. This week, we used it two or three times and again it is against us. I think that in the best league in the world, everything has to be better so I think that VAR is a good solution, but the referees have to check it every time.

"Last week it was the same situation where it was a clear penalty (for a shirt pull at Sheffield United), but they didn't use VAR. We lost the game and at least one point. This week we've lost at least two points. 

"If we had 18 points after today, it's a different thing. Of course we made mistakes and we can speak about those mistakes and the way we've conceded, the way we didn't score. First of all, we have to seek a better use of VAR."

Sokratis believes we were unlucky not to claim the victory - and says we had enough chances to have sealed the three points.
"I think we created enough," he said. "They didn't have a lot of chances and we created enough to score more. In the end, I think we are unlucky.
"We had a lot of chances to close the game but we didn't close it. Then the first goal they scored was a penalty and until then they didn't have a chance. The second half, we had one unlucky moment. After that we had enough chances to score, but in the end we are unlucky."

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