Courtois supports VAR introduction as Madrid get ready for Ajax test

Courtois supports VAR introduction as Madrid get ready for Ajax test

12th February 20190Byadmin

Thibaut Courtois is a fan of using technology to help out officials ahead of Real Madrid’s first Champions League fixture with the involvement of VAR.

UEFA will have a VAR team – consisting of a video assistant referee, an assistant video referee and two video operators – in action for all knockout games in the remainder of this season’s competition.

LaLiga introduced the use of video replays for the 2018-19 campaign, so Madrid have experience of playing under such circumstances. It was also used at the 2018 World Cup, where Courtois helped Belgium reach the semi-finals.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper appreciates VAR may not always work in his team’s favour, even if Santiago Solari’s side appeared to come out on the right end of two close calls in Saturday’s away derby against Atletico Madrid.

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