Chelsea star Eden Hazard has offered his take on VAR in football after its recent introduction.
While video technology like this has long been used in other sports such as rugby to great success, football has often been a little slower to catch up with other games in areas like this.
Hazard admits the technology has positives and negatives about it, but overall seemed to think there’s a good future for it in football.
The Belgium international believes it should lead to better decisions from match officials and that it could be particularly useful for clamping down on things like diving, which is harder for players to hide from if there are video replays available.
‘I like it, because you can’t make mistakes with video,’ Hazard told Copa90.
‘But the problem is sometimes you need to wait, and on the pitch when the referee says ‘no’ I’m doing something, so sometimes it is long, 1 minute, 2 minutes.
‘To be fair I like it because you can see everything, you can’t lie, so if you dive you dive. You can see it on camera.’
There will no doubt be much for football to learn from other sports like rugby as VAR continues to develop and gain more widespread use at the top level.