The victory of Tottenham versus Manchester City left one of the most controversial plays of the date after the disallowed goal to Guardiola’s team. The referee decreed through the VAR that there was a previous hand of Gabriel Jesús, invalidating the play. In this context, Kevin De Bruyne He spoke to the press and declared that he did not know the rules about the hands at present.
“Honestly, with the changes in the regulations I no longer know the rules. As a player, I am confused », declared the Belgian to Sky Sports. In this regard, the Manchester City captain claimed the number of rule changes in recent years. “What can I say? I’ve played professional soccer for about 12 years and the first nine there were no changes to the rules and the last three years there have been many. I do not know why”.
On the other hand, he made a public complaint to FIFA for the moment of confusion experienced by players due to the rule changes that were made in football. “Soccer is a very attractive game and the people who establish the rules should know what it is about,” the 10th of the ‘citizen’ team shot very annoyed.
It should be remembered that, at the beginning of November, the president of the UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, sent a letter to FIFA asking to review the rules regarding hands. According to the European leader, the changes that were made around that rule distort the game and demotivate the players by confusing them.
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After the stumble through the Premier League, Guardiola’s team will travel to Greece in search of qualification in the Champions League. The English team will face Olympiakos next Wednesday, November 25, for date 4 of group C. In case of winning, the ‘Citicenzs’ will ensure their passage to the second round of the Champions League.