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  • By Yann Tear at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

VAR controversy overshadowed Spurs' win - but what does Ange think about it?

Spurs benefited from a huge error by officials against Liverpool when a fine strike from Luis Diaz was incorrectly ruled out for offside.

But the goal should have stood, with VAR official Darren England inexplicably failing to make the correct assessment from his high-tech console.

Within moments of the full-time whistle sounding, the PGMOL had admitted its officials had been guilty of a "significant human error."

The Reds, who also had two players sent off, can feel hard done-by, especially as their impressive attempts to eke out a point were only dashed at the last through an own goal from Joel Matip.

But if Jurgen Klopp was understandably aggrieved - albeit measured in expressing his dismay after the game - his Tottenham counterpart was not about to rub it in. If anything, Ange Postecoglou showed empathy and admitted: "I'm not so keen on VAR."

The Australian said: "I think I'm on record for saying I've never been a great fan of it [VAR] since it's come in.

"It complicates areas of the game that I thought were pretty clear in the past. While it was inevitable that the technology would come in, obviously we have to deal with it, but the biggest problem that we seem to fail to grasp is that no form of technology is going to make the game errorless.

"We used to understand that errors were part of the game. The game is littered with historical decisions that weren't right but it's part of the game. We're all human beings.

"So much of our game isn't factual. It's down to interpretation. We are going to make mistakes in the same way that players make mistakes. Some set a high bar, thinking VAR is going to be something that's perfect."

Postecoglou is refusing to get carried away or set a level of expectation about his team, insisting he and his players are still in the process of growing and discovering their possibilities.

"I don't have a schedule," he said. "It is what it is. But it's fair to say that we have had some significant challenges in the first seven weeks of the season and the way we've dealt with it, I've been really impressed, for sure, including today.

"We want to continue to build that belief in the group - that spirit in the group. We have that in us to go to the last minute. We've got to just push on."


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