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Wilson says VAR in EPL will be boring

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The Bournemouth and England striker believes the technology will take the “fun” out of the game next season.

Bournemouth and England national team striker, Callum Wilson, doesn’t like the idea to see the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology being used next season.

The technology will be implemented in the English Premier League officially after being late adapting to the VAR.

But for Wilson, this is not a good idea.

“Obviously I’m disappointed not to score the winner,” Wilson told Sky Sports.

“It’s going to be like that next season I think.”

He explained: “It’s going to stop a lot of the fun in the game.”

“You score and you celebrate but then you are waiting for it to be allowed – and when it’s not it feels like an anti-climax.”

“It’s frustrating on a personal note, of course,” he added.

“I don’t there was much in it, he’s a big center-half and I only moved him to the side a little bit to get half a yard on him and he’s just dropped to the floor.”

“If center-backs are going to keep dropping to the floor next season there will be a lot of disallowed goals that shouldn’t be,” he said.

“It’s a contact sport and I think strikers should definitely get the benefit of the doubt.”