Mauricio Pochettino swears he will “not complain” after VAR ruled out Serge Aurier’s goal against Leicester.
Spurs looked to be heading for a first Premier League away victory since January when Serge Aurier lashed into the net after Harry Kane’s opener.
But Aurier’s “goal” was chalked off by video-ref Chris Kavanagh back at Stockley Park after Heung-Min Son was ruled offside in the build-up by millimetres, even though he looked onside in replays.
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And Leicester went up the other end of took full advantage through Ricardo Pereira’s leveller before James Maddison completed the comeback win with a stunning strike.
Despite seeing Tottenham go from 2-0 up to 2-1 down in the space of 20 minutes, Spurs boss Poch insisted he and his side have to “accept” the decision, and result with no complaints.
He said: “We dominated the game and we deserved more but that is football. It can change quick.
“We need to keep working. We have a lot of games coming and we need to be ready.
“I know when talk. I am always talking about sometimes it (VAR) benefits you and sometimes against you.
“That is football. After you can’t complain. You have to accept it.
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“It is so early to start talking. Today, we were the better side but I hope they have a very good season. I admire Brendan Rodgers and wish them the best.”
The Foxes too had a goal chalked off through VAR when Wilfred Ndidi bundled in – but that was a for a legitimate offside.
But video refereeing came back to help Leicester, and manager Brendan Rodgers urged players to “deal with it” after it went with and against his side at the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers said after the game: “It’s what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it.
“It works for you and against you. Worked both ways for us today.
“We spoke with the players in pre season about VAR.
“You have to deal with it, sometimes for you and against you. Have to accept it and move on. It was a very important three points.
“James Maddison didn’t have his best game for him, but he is a top level player.
“He is a top young player, with so much improvement to make. He always has an eye for goal.
“A brilliant team performance. Very early days, we have had a tough start. We will get into the New Year and see where we are February, March.”
This story originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.