La Liga chief Javier Tebas: Too much focus on VAR

La Liga president Javier Tebas has defended VAR and has called out others for being overly critical of the new technology.

Tebas outlined how Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales and Real Madrid supremo Florentino Perez spoke about the system over the phone last month.

Madrid were outraged over the decision not to award them a penalty in their two-goal home defeat against Real Sociedad, with no referral to VAR.

“Everybody is talking about VAR, since the Real Madrid president and Spanish FA discussed it,” Tebas told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“The Spanish FA president was the one to reveal he had spoken to Florentino Perez about that issue, so I don’t know how he can do this and also talk about protecting referees.

“Now it is in the spotlight and everyone is discussing VAR, it is too much.”

Tebas also responded to comments from Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu regarding playing three La Liga games per season abroad: “He understands our position.

“Three matches would be a lot and we are only asking for one, but this shows his understanding of our need to utilise the international markets.”

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