Tottenham Hotspur were denied the chance to complete an incredible turnaround against Sporting Club de Portugal as Harry Kane’s 94’th minute goal was disallowed by VAR. Antonio Conte was left fuming in the post-match press conference.
Spurs’ VAR Drama:
Spurs were down 1-0 early in the first half, and a late 80th-minute goal by Bentancur got them back in the game. A win would have meant that Spurs qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. However, their hopes were shattered when VAR produced a controversial call and disallowed Kane’s goal due to offside.
“The ball was in front of Kane and the goal is a goal. I don’t understand the line that they put but it’s very difficult to comment on this decision. VAR is damaging, very damaging. I want to see if it was in another stadium or for a big team, if they are ready to disallow this type of goal. I’d like to know this,” Conte told BT Sport.
“All the people come inside after the decision to disallow the goal and then they came to give me the red card maybe because I was the most popular person on the pitch.”
Spurs will play Marseille next and draw or a win will mean Spurs qualify for the UCL knockout stages.