Monaco coach Thierry Henry attacked the VAR, which did not work when a penalty could have been awarded to Rony Lopes, against Strasbourg (1-5) Saturday.
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"I have a scoop for you! "Henry launched into the press conference room at Stade Louis II of Monaco after humiliation over Strasbourg (1-5) on Saturday. "There is a foul on Rony Lopes in the box when there is 2-1. The fourth referee (Gaël Angoula) tells me : "I'm really sorry, Mr. Henry, the VAR does not work". There are 10,000 times penalty on Rony Lopes. So I would like to know why the VAR did not work for Monaco. And she went back to work right after! Bizarre. [...] There is a little too much. I need to be told why she was not working on a flagrant penalty. "
"We fight a little against everything. But if there is that too, we stop! "
Can we sum up the defeat to an arbitration error? " Yes, retorted Henry. At that time, yes. Because at 10, we come back to a team that begins to doubt. " Asked if that was why he was said to be uttering insults, he replied: " Yes. I said anyway: "We must stop, it's a little too much!" We fight a little against everything. But if there is that too, we stop! "
His Strasbourg counterpart Thierry Laurey, for his part, said he was warned by the fourth referee that "The VAR was not working for a moment, before he told us that it was working again. " "I put myself in Thierry's shoes, but there are times when technology does not always work. It has happened punctually in L1 on one or two matches. There was even an entire match in Dijon where the VAR did not work. That's not why you're going to win a game. "