BREAKING NEWS: Totheham Huspor Manager Ange Postecoglou breaks silence over a VAR chaotic night defeat to Chelsea with a strong warning to Pochettino.

Out of frustration, he ended up insulting the VAR which the management is set to TAKE him into law, that serves him right

Ange Postecoglou admits Tottenham’s chaotic defeat by Chelsea spiralled ‘out of control’ while claiming VAR is ‘eroding the authority of referees’ after officials disallowed FIVE goals

Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou believes Monday night’s chaotic defeat to Chelsea spiralled ‘out of control’ following another night of refereeing controversy.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino’s first return to Spurs was overshadowed by pandemonium on the pitch as nine-man Tottenham lost their first Premier League game of the season courtesy of Nicolas Jackson’s hat-trick and Cole Palmer’s penalty.

The clash saw five goals disallowed through VAR, Cristian Romero and Destiny Odogie sent off for Spurs, Postecoglou booked and Micky van de Ven suffer a ‘significant’ hamstring injury.

But yet again the process of VAR took centre stage after a total of 21 minutes of stoppage was played – leaving Postecoglou worried about the direction football is headed.

‘It is pretty hard to process. It is almost impossible to analyse the game because it just seemed to get out of control for large parts of it,’ said the Australian.

The red card (for Romero) affected the game, I felt like I was standing around waiting for things to happen, with VAR intervention. It felt like a lot of standing around.

‘There will be a forensic study of every decision out there, I think that is the way the game is going and I don’t like it. If you look at all that standing around we did today, maybe people enjoy that sort of thing but I’d rather see us playing football.

‘You have to accept the referee’s decision, that is how I grew up. This constant erosion of the referee’s authority is where the game is going to get – they are not going to have any authority.

‘We are going to be under the control of someone with a TV screen a few miles away.

‘The decision is the decision. In 26 years I have had plenty of bad decisions, I have had plenty fall in my favour. It is what it is.

James Maddison was substituted in the first half and Postecoglou added: ‘He got a knock on the ankle, we were down one man already. It made sense to make a couple of changes at that point.’

‘Premier League managers should just manage. I was taught to respect the officials. But managers – me included – try to find a way to bend the rules.’

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