West Ham’s Declan Rice claimed Friday that the entirety of the Premier League doesn’t want VAR after the midfielder’s side controversially had a goal dominated out in the dying ranges of its 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United.
Rice thought he had provided the assist for Robert Snodgrass to equalize in stoppage time at Bramall Lane, nevertheless, the goal was dominated out after a video analysis confirmed the ball struck Rice’s hand in the build-up.
The Hammers celebrated wildly, pondering that they had salvaged some extent after a horrible defensive mix-up following David Martin’s goal kick allowed Oliver McBurnie to open the scoring shortly after halftime.
Rice revealed the anger in the Londoners’ dressing room after the decision went in opposition to them and acknowledged the majority of footballers in England’s excessive flight do not want VAR used in the recreation.
“We are fuming,” Rice instructed Sky Sports. “All the lads are livid.
“This is a difficult place to come back again, credit score rating to (Sheffield United), they flooring it out. We created some prospects and missed some prospects. The goal at the end was a difficult one to take on account of some extent on the freeway would have been good for us.
“I’ve merely watched it once more. (United defender John Egan) has knocked the ball into my hand. If you are perhaps working collectively together with your arms like that with the pointers as they’re now it is handball, nevertheless, it is not intentional. It is a kick in the tooth.
“I really feel it is the concepts of every Premier League player, not merely me — nearly everyone doesn’t want to have VAR in the recreation.
“There have been so many choices this season which has been fully crazy. They had been celebrating VAR choose it was a goal and soccer should not be like that.
“We aren’t too happy nevertheless it is in the recreation now and we have to get on with it.
“I can’t get over it, (Egan) knocked it into my hand. It is not intentional handball. I was buzzing. I ran 20 meters up the pitch, slipped the ball in for Snods.”
West Ham’s boss David Moyes refused to be drawn into the VAR debate nevertheless made his feelings clear when describing Snodgrass’ strike as a “good goal.”
“I thought Declan had done brilliantly to break through the middle,” Moyes acknowledged to BBC Sport. “He carried out an outstanding cross and we scored.
“I believed it was a very good goal.”
The Hammers hold in 16th place in the Premier League nevertheless are solely two elements away from the relegation zone.
Their subsequent match is perhaps at a residence in opposition to Everton on Jan. 18.