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'I am totally against VAR'

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München's Spanish midfield maestro is not exactly a fan of VAR.

Thiago Alcantara.
Thiago Alcantara.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Thiago Alcantara has revealed he's against VAR as he believes the technology 'makes football lose some of its emotion'.

"I am totally against VAR. I am a footballing romantic and I like mischief in the game. Without it, we would not have some of football's most historic moments. Technology brings some justice, but takes away the essence of the game," the Bayern München midfielder said, as quoted by Marca.

"When you go to celebrate, you do so with some doubt. You look towards the referee to know if it is a goal or if he has his hand on his ear (signalling a review). I believe this makes football lose some of its emotion," he added.

VAR was introduced in the German Bundesliga at the start of 2017/18 season.

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