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Guardiola says talking about VAR is “f*****g boring”

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: A detailed view as the LED screen shows the message of VAR Potential penalty in review during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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The Manchester City manager believes Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is not perfect and people shouldn’t focus on that.

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is here to stay, and while some managers called for it to be implemented as soon as possible in all the competitions, others hate it, and others like Manchester City’s coach Pep Guardiola just don’t want to talk about it.

The Citizens lost in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal on away goals rule, after Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time winner was ruled out for offside.

And Guardiola doesn’t want to say it’s all VAR’s fault, as he defended the technology and the humans behind it.

“Just try not to make mistakes with VAR, that is all. VAR is f****** boring, talking about it. Sometimes it helps you, sometimes not,” he was quoted by Football 365.

“We have to improve the defensive department in this stage of the competition and be more solid. In general, we want to improve.”

He explained: “But people make mistakes, they play and make good actions or bad. We have to accept it.”

“All season, not just these specific games, I’m proud. I like to see them play like this, I prefer this way. We’re not going to change.”

“No team creates the number of chances in Europe that we do. That’s how I like to see my team. I will defend them until the last day but unfortunately we are not in the last stages,” the manager concluded.