Ezri Konsa spoke to club media after the loss to Brighton, in which he lambasted VAR – stating that he “doesn’t really understand it”.
Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy
Ezri Konsa has spoken about VAR following Aston Villa’s defeat to Brighton, stating that he “doesn’t really understand it” after the decision to overrule the initial penalty awarded to Trézéguet in yesterday’s game was made.
The centre-back was frustrated with yesterday’s game, admitting that the side had a number of big chances across both halves in which the Villans should have scored.
Obviously, the biggest chance of the game resulted in a goal, which the defender neatly volleyed past goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
When quizzed about the decision to overrule the initial penalty decision, Ezri looked immediately perplexed, before starting his discussion on the subject.
“Sometimes VAR just doesn’t make sense.
“It’s a penalty from the follow through. He (Marsh) might have had a little touch of the ball – but if he doesn’t touch Trezzy (Trézéguet) – he’s through on goal.
“We could have created a big chance. There was contact, we all heard it.”
The Aston Villa starlet was also quick to mention the decision that went against him against Manchester United last season, which caused outrage amongst both fans and pundits alike after Bruno Fernandes was awarded a penalty after the Portugal international had stepped on Konsa before going to ground.
“He makes contact with me…
“I’m just disappointed. I don’t understand VAR, but there’s nothing we can do now.”
Yesterday’s goal scorer went on to state that he was happy with his contribution in the offensive phase, but also mentioned that the side were ‘sloppy’ defensively, and that the two goals that Dean Smith’s side conceded were poor to give away.
“We’re better than that, and we’ve proved that this season.
“They were two sloppy goals to give away.”
Konsa is considered one of the most improved players since his debut for the club just over a year ago, and many Aston Villa fans are hopeful that the centre-back will push for a place in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 (2021) squad next summer.