Danny Rose blasted the video assistant referee (VAR) as ridiculous and a shambles and said it ruined what should have been a positive night for both Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale on Wednesday.
“It was interesting, very frustrating and just confusing more than anything,” Rose said. “It just overshadowed a good performance by us and a good performance by Rochdale. There’s no word to describe the game except frustrating, even though we won 6-1.
“It’s just complete nonsense if you ask me, waiting around not knowing what’s going on. It’s ridiculous. Ridiculous. I’ve had a few messages already saying the VAR is a shambles. It’s been the same in every round it’s been used. How can you go from a free-flowing football game for 90 minutes to stopping for one or two minutes for a decision? It is what it is and we just have to get on with it.”
“After an incident had happened, [Tierney] was fully open to us asking why he stopped,” Rose said. “He explained his decisions — some we don’t agree with. For instance, the penalty, he said Sonny had stopped just before he kicked the ball but to me it didn’t look like it. He stopped a few yards before. It didn’t make sense.
“But we managed to score six goals and luckily we’re not on the losing side complaining about VAR. I feel for Rochdale. Some of their players said it was their first time at Wembley and it’s completely overshadowed. It could have been a nice occasion for them.”
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