‘The red card killed the game’: Antonio Conte blasts VAR for issuing a red card to Emerson Royal, insisting that his team could have ‘won’

By Sportarsh Team
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte spoke out about VAR’s decision to send off Emerson Royal after his team lost to Arsenal yesterday.

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Spurs were hoping to extend their unbeaten run to eight games against Arsenal, but the Gunners had other plans. In the 20th minute, Thomas Partey scored a spectacular goal to put the hosts ahead.

Spurs responded with a penalty from Harry Kane, and the first half ended 1-1. Following a blunder by Hugo Lloris, Arsenal quickly reclaimed the lead through Gabriel Jesus in the second half.

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The game was out of reach for Tottenham when Emerson Royal was sent off for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Martinelli.

Conte however wasn’t ‘happy’ with the VAR decision. He said:

“England, I have to be honest, it’s very difficult because they don’t have the same line. The Italian Sometimes you see situations that could be a red card instead, or instead a yellow card or no yellow card.”

“They have to work a lot about this. In Italy, our referees, on Thursday they stay together, to work with the video to try to improve. I don’t know if they do this in England, but I think it’s a good idea.”

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