VAR still needs to prove itself, says Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe says VAR is yet to establish itself that there have been four incorrect decisions produced by the system in the Premier League this season. Two of those four events mentioned by referees’ main Riley included Bournemouth. Youri Tielemans’ clear stamp on Callum Wilson was only one, and the other was that the decision to not award Manchester City a punishment when Jefferson Lerma stood at the Bournemouth box the foot of David Silva. Howe is happy that there’s transparency round the choices, but says he is”still on the fence” around VAR for a concept. “It is interesting that they have come out and stated that there has been errors made, that I think is really a good thing,” Howe said at Friday’s press conference. “I have no issue with them recognizing that and coming out, I think that is a positive thing for the sport and also for VAR. “I always stated at the onset of the season there’s likely to be mistakes, so there is going to be twists and turns in using it and how the grading system operates and what they change. “The Tielemans handle – for me that should have been a red card. I’ll likely stay silent on another person!” Asked if he had been a lover of VAR’s impact, Howe said:”I’m still on the fence. It has to demonstrate itself to me that it is fantastic for the sport ” Bournemouth confront Everton live on Super Sunday, a game which could see the return of midfielder Lewis Cook. The 22-year-old has been out of action since December with knee pain hurt, but showcased in a 6-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers night. Howe stated he’ll create a”late call” on if Cook will perform against the Toffees, but his return to fitness – as well as Lloyd Kelly and Simon Francis coming in training – has had a very positive impact on the group. “This weekend, I’m not certain, it may come a bit too early for him personally,” said Howe on Cook. “He’s trained today for a sustained period of time and seemed really great. “He’s had a match today that’s a really big step ahead for him he’s getting closer and closer. I’ll need to make a call. “He is a major player . Another player that very well known a participant highly . “Naturally when you get a big player like that back to the team it gives everyone an additional spring in their step. The group’s potency is truly important. “Everybody builds confidence levels if they see, not only Lewis but Simon Francis and Lloyd Kelly straight . The group looks a lot healthier so it’s been a excellent week in that respect.” View Bournemouth vs Everton live on Sky Sports Premier League Read more: http://xn--lck0cd0byimbydc7722rjlva.com/mansfield-0-4-cambridge-united-hit-four-in-late-onslaught/
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