The grapes in Alkmaar are acidic after the cup switch off against Ajax (0-1). AZ trainer Pascal Jansen is billed as a plug of the arbitrary errors and the lack of the VAR.
Unlike the Eredivisie, there is no video arbitration until the quarterfinal of the KNVB Cup. That came to AZ expensive. “We have cursed the VAR regularly, but I would have preferred it to have been there tonight,” Jansen sighs on images from DeccEit.
The trainer of AZ refers to three moments: he is annoyed by David Neres‘ annoying side-play of Zakaria Labyad’s goal and the ungiven penalty kick after Edson Álvarez‘s sliding at Albert Gudmundsson, but: “What frightened me the most was Stengs stabbing ball on Boadu, who was one on one with the goalkeeper. That wasn’t even close to offside.”
Jansen thinks it is ‘totally unnecessary‘ not to use a VAR during the cup cracker like that between AZ and Ajax. “In the competition we have him every week. Why should that be the case only from the quarterfinals in the cup?”
Jansen shared his dissatisfaction in front of ESPN‘s camera. “They didn’t have their best day, just to say it,” he says about the arbitration. “We crave to play without VAR, but now I was hoping he would have been there.”