Björn Kuipers is happy that he is Sunday, when the winner between Ajax and PSV could call on videoscheidsrechter Pol van Boekel. The arbitrator from Oldenzaal made during two crucial moments initially to a miscalculation.
“This proves yet again that the introduction of the VAR the football fairer,” said the 46-year-old Kuipers after the end of the match against FOX Sports. “Especially in the crucial moments he must make their voices heard. There he is.”
Ajax won the cracker against PSV with 3-1 thanks to an own goal from Daniel Schwaab, a used penalty from Dusan Tadic and a late hit of David Neres. Luuk de Jong made after one hour of play, the 1-1 behalf of the Locals.
Just before the equalizer was Noussair Mazraoui from sent off the field after a kick towards the head of Angeliño. The right back was initially with a yellow card is punished by Kuipers, but after seeing the images he got red.
“I thought I had a rash action,” said the referee. “I thought he was the head of Angeliño just schampte. But after seeing the video, I was there after five seconds.”
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“He is a parachute for me.”
A moment later, saw Kuipers is a violation of Daniel Schwaab on David Neres across the head. The German brought the Brazilian in his own penalty area with a little bit on his standing leg out of balance. After the intervention of the VAR went the ball on the dot, and then the penalty kick was used by Tadic.
“Then it is only fine that I of a videoscheidsrechter to hear that I decided to the images should look. He arrested me for a mistake,” concluded Kuipers.
“He is a parachute for me, a kind of safety net. We as referees often have a second to decide. Can you ever make a mistake.”
By the victory of Ajax is the advantage of PSV at the Amsterdam yet, but two points. The formation of trainer Erik ten Hag is going to Wednesday in the following match on a visit to FC Emmen. PSV will receive a day later PEC Zwolle.
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