Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on Thursday said he didn’t like the new video technology which was introduced by world football governing body FIFA at the Club World Cup.
The video assistance system was introduced into FIFA’s major event for the first time to support referees with “match-changing” decisions in a FIFA competition. After Cristiano Ronaldo scored Madrid’s second goal, the match was paused for nearly one minute, waiting for the referee to check the video assistance whether the Portuguese was on a offside position, reports Xinhua news agency.
“I do not like it very much, it can cause confusion, I don’t like this kind of system,” Modric said after the match. “I want to focus on the match, my first impression is it is not a good system,” the Croatian veteran added. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also said at the post-match press conference that the new system could cause confusion. “If you ask my personal opinion, I think it could cause confusion,” Zidane said. “But we don’ t have the power to decide, we should get used to it. But I think it could be better in the future, it could make the match clear and transparent,” he added.