England striker: VAR in the PL ‘will stop a lot of the fun’

Date published: Monday 10th June 2019 12:15

Callum Wilson England

Callum Wilson believes the introduction of VAR in the Premier League next season will result in huge anti-climaxes.

The England forward was denied a second international goal on Sunday when his strike was eventually ruled out by VAR following a shirt-pull.

The disappointment followed Jesse Lingard’s goal against Holland which was ruled out over a marginal offside decision.

Bournemouth striker Wilson reckons similar ant-climaxes will become commonplace in the Premier League next term.

“Obviously I’m disappointed not to score the winner. It’s going to be like that next season I think,” he told Sky Sports News.

“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. I don’t there was much in it, he’s a big centre-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 centre-backs are going to keep dropping to the floor next season there will be a lot of disallowed goals that shouldn’t be.

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

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