Troy Deeney has admitted that he is not looking forward to returning to the Premier League after seeing the likes of Son Heung-min get fouls for going down as easily as he did against Manchester United.
There has been a lot said and written about Edinson Cavani’s disallowed goal during United’s 3-1 win over Spurs on Sunday.
Some pundits have been extremely critical of referee Chris Kavanagh’s decision to award a free-kick to the home side after re-watching the incident on the touchline monitor following the intervention of VAR.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came out after the game and blasted Son for milking the contact he received from Scott McTominay.
However, others like Paul Robinson have defended the Spurs forward, insisting that all the players go down when they feel contact nowadays.
Deeney fully agreed with Solskjaer’s assessment of the incident and believes that football in the top-flight has almost become a no-contact sport.
“It has absolutely gone. I am sick of coming up here and talking about VAR.
“If that’s a foul now then we are in serious, serious trouble going forward because there isn’t going to be any touching. It will just be, you shoot and I shoot and see who scores.
“The problem now is that they know VAR is going to look back at it, so if you get a little tap.
“There was one right at the end of the half when Son goes down. He has won it back off Rashford and then just drops. He somehow gets a foul. I am like ‘I am not looking forward to going back to that next year’.”
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