Simeone: “Before VAR there were stadiums where you wouldn’t get a penalty”

October 8, 2019

 Unclear who he was referring to

Even though VAR didn’t go in Atletico Madrid‘s favour in their Sunday afternoon 0-0 draw with Real ValladolidDiego Simeone has said he backs the technology.

The Argentine claimed that some teams used to never have penalties called against them at home and that VAR has made things fairer.

Thomas wanted to touch it and the player put a leg in front, but the truth is I didn’t really see it,” he said after the draw of the Sandro penalty incident.

“I have no doubt that VAR is a help.

“Obviously there are times when it favours you or when it doesn’t, but there used to be stadiums where you wouldn’t get a penalty.

“Now, with VAR, we have the possibility to understand all instances that were penalties.”