Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has come out to blast the Super League and VAR. He recently revealed that he is not a fan of both projects that have caused controversy for the Red Devils this season.
According to him, he found it very hard to believe football heads came up with the Super League idea, and it makes him fear for the future of the game.
He added that VAR also takes away the charm and the essence of football, so he doesn’t see the reason for its existence.
His words, “When the Super League came around I told myself: ‘That can’t be possible – if it happens, what can we expect next?”
“I don’t share its ideas at all. I am not in agreement with it. You mustn’t deprive more modest teams the chance of playing in the Champions League.”
“Or stop average clubs from dreaming of competing with the bigger ones, and having a place among the elite. You can’t deny fans of these clubs the chance to have this experience.”
On VAR, “VAR takes away the charm and the essence of football.”
“You don’t know why a referee awards a penalty against you or rules you offside – or even how it works. It is difficult. You score a goal and then have to wait two minutes before you can celebrate.”
“Or, even worse, you celebrate then they tell you it has been ruled out because your fingernail or your hair was in an offside position. Or else because one of your team-mates committed a minor foul that nobody noticed – 14 passes before you put the ball in the net.”
“Us players don’t count when things like this are brought in. It’s a case of ‘Play and keep your mouth shut – you earn lots of money’.”
“Football is becoming a slog for us, even if there is some passion as well. You need to keep a cool head to put up with this routine for a long time.”
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