Ange Postecoglou warns sin-bins and blue cards will ‘destroy football’-ZoomTech News

Tottenham’s head coach Ange Postecoglou has warned any proposal to introduce blue playing cards and sin-bins will destroy soccer.

Plans had been unveiled on Thursday {that a} trial might start quickly the place a blue card could be proven for dissent {and professional} fouls the place the offenders could be despatched to the sin-bin for 10 minutes.

Fifa has since clarified the trial won’t happen in elite soccer, whereas soccer’s lawmakers, the Worldwide Soccer Affiliation Board, won’t publish plans for the sin-bin trial till subsequent month.

Nonetheless, Postecoglou was unequivocal in his perception it might be a flawed transfer. “One group being all the way down to 10 males for 10 minutes, you already know what it’s going to do to our sport? It’s going to destroy it, mate,” Postecoglou stated.

“You’re going to have one group simply sitting there attempting to waste time for 10 minutes ready for a man to come back on. Each different sport is attempting to declutter. All we’re attempting to do is go the opposite manner for some weird cause.”

Postecoglou talked at size concerning the legal guidelines of the sport forward of Saturday’s go to of Brighton. The Spurs supervisor defended his goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, who conceded from one other nook throughout final weekend’s 2-2 draw at Everton.

Vicario didn’t take care of Dwight McNeil’s supply into his six-yard space whereas below strain from Jack Harrison, which was additionally the case within the 1-0 loss to Manchester Metropolis final month.

Rúben Dias crowded round Vicario on that event from a Kevin De Bruyne nook and the Tottenham goalkeeper’s flap resulted in Nathan Aké scoring. Spurs have written to Skilled Sport Match Officers Restricted this week to get clarification over why each targets haven’t fallen below the bracket of encroachment.

“Now we have despatched some stuff to get some clarification,” Postecoglou stated. “I’m going to get known as out for this, however there was a factor that was fairly evident within the sport that the goalkeeper was a protected species. I don’t suppose that’s simply me making that up.

“The rationale individuals used to say that was that for those who actually impeded a goalkeeper in any manner within the six-yard field, you’ll get a foul. I knew that as a participant, I knew that as a supervisor.

Postecoglou has defended his goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario. {Photograph}: Jon Tremendous/AP

“I feel there’s been a shift there the place now to me, it’s obstruction. In case you’re standing in entrance of a goalkeeper stopping him earlier than a ball has even arrived, in layman’s phrases that’s obstruction.

“With the goalkeepers, what’s that going to do now? Properly, it’s just about opened it up which you could encompass the goalkeeper and crowd him and put balls on prime of him and simply look forward to the scramble to complete and see what occurs.

“I used to be actually pleased with Vic the opposite day. I feel they’d 9 corners after we conceded and I feel he handled nearly each different one by popping out and really having a crack at it. I can’t reward him extremely sufficient over the best way he dealt with it.

“And the entire thing the place individuals say: ‘you’ve obtained to be stronger’, nicely, what does that imply? If he pushes or does something to a participant, with VAR, you’ve obtained no likelihood. You’re going to get a penalty towards you.”

Tottenham have their captain Son Heung-min again for the go to of Brighton and Postecoglou will hope his presence can enhance their unlikely title bid.

Opta Analyst this week claimed Spurs have a 0.1 per cent likelihood of profitable the Premier League this season.

“What did it say, 0.1 per cent? So we [have] obtained an opportunity then. Let’s go for it. No issues, no points with that. We’ve obtained an opportunity,” Postecoglou stated.

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