I don’t celebrate because of VAR – Trossard

first_imgLeandro Trossard says he does not want to celebrate immediately after Brighton score a goal in case VAR rules it out.VAR has proved controversial among fans, pundits and players due to the long delays between incidents and the referee’s final decision, with several high-profile incidents plaguing Champions League and World Cup games.Its introduction to the Premier League this season has already sparked a few debatable moments, as the Seagulls have experienced, having had a goal disallowed by the video review system in both of their last two matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream After Trossard saw a goal chalked off against West Ham the previous week, it was Lewis Dunk’s turn on Saturday as he was denied for offside in the defeat to Southampton.And Belgian winger Trossard says he has learned not to celebrate a goal right away in case it is subsequently ruled out.”I knew not to celebrate after last week and I could tell by the players’ reactions that something wasn’t right and it was clear they were going to review it,” Trossard said after Saturday’s match.”We haven’t had luck with VAR decisions so far but we must accept that and fight for a positive result and not let it affect our performance.”We reacted very well to the sending off [of Florin Andone] and disallowed goal – if we maintain that level, then the luck will come our way along with the wins.”The 24-year-old is not the only Premier League figure to mention the difficulty posed by VAR.Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo has also hit out at the process after his side had a goal taken away in their first game of the season against Leicester.“What can we do? [The VAR] has a TV and they can stop the image,” he said.”But what I’m concerned about is let’s not ruin the game. Things that weren’t before should not be now.”We have such a nice Premier League product, we cannot lose it. It’s what fans come here for – not to celebrate when [there] is no goal. That is not the real celebration of football. You celebrate when there is a goal. Creating these moments are not good for the atmosphere of the game.”Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola called on governing bodies to fix the process after his side had a late winner against Tottenham ruled out last week in another controversial incident.”They have to fix it,” he said. “The whistle inside matches now isn’t quite clear. But they believe it’s hands with [Fernando] Llorente in the Champions League [last season] and sometimes they don’t.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Low confirms Ter Stegen will play against Argentina

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will get his opportunity to impress for Germany, head coach Joachim Low has confirmed, but remains second choice behind Manuel Neuer with regards to competitive football.There has been a growing weight of momentum for Ter Stegen to become Germany No.1 ahead of 2014 World Cup winner Neuer, whose form is perceived to have dipped after returning from serious injury.Low has stoically refused to give the 27-year-old a crack when Neuer has been available, leading to him earning only 22 caps. Meanwhile, the long-time Bayern Munich goalkeeper has accumulated 90 appearances for his country since debuting back in 2009. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Although the coach has now opened the door for Ter Stegen to play, he has said the in the long term the hierarchy remains untouched.Speaking when naming his squad for the forthcoming match against Argentina in Dortmund, a friendly, and the Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia in Tallinn four days later, Low explained how the land currently lies in terms of the much-discussed issue.“Together with [goalkeeper coach] Andreas Kopke, we’ve decided that Marc will play in Dortmund and Manu in Tallinn. We’ve discussed it with both players,” he said. “I have confirmed numerous times that Manuel Neuer is our captain and our No.1 regarding the European Championship – so long as nothing extraordinary happens.”Meanwhile, there is one new face in the ranks of the Germany squad for the two forthcoming fixtures, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Nadiem Amiri called to the national team for the first time.The 22-year-old was a member of the Under-21 squad that reached the finals of the European Championship at that age group during the summer only to lose 2-1 to Spain. Meanwhile, Low is without seven players because of injury, including Leroy Sane, Antonio Rudiger, Leon Goretzka, Nico Schulz, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer and Kevin Trapp.Argentina will also be depleted for the fixture at Signal Iduna Park on October 9, with Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria among the players who will not feature in the match.After suffering relegation from the top tier of the Nations League, Germany are well on course to qualify for Euro 2020, having won four of their five matches to date.Germany squad in fullGoalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)Defenders: Jonas Hector (Cologne), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin)Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Nadiem Amiri (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Emre Can (Juventus)Forwards: Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)last_img read more