Press conference

‘VAR is coming… this will help the referees’ 

Unai Emery was pleased by the way his team stood up to the physical challenge posed by Burnley on Saturday, and believes technology will help referees in this sort of fixture when VAR is introduced next season.

Reiterating the importance he places on respecting the officials, Emery said: "Respect is for all. We need to respect the referee’s decision. I think VAR is coming here in the future and I think this will help the referees, because the referees can make mistakes, like us.

"I make mistakes every day but I want to learn and I want to also help to do less mistakes with my decisions.

"The referees are the same, but we need to respect them. I think today was very important for us. We struggled with their actions and they struggled with our actions." 

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