They have damaged my team – Pochettino cries out

Pochettino and match official
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It was a rather frustrating day for Chelsea, as the Blues couldn’t beat Aston Villa on Saturday.

Chelsea came from behind to draw the game 2-2, but the Blues could have won the game 3-2 had it not been for a controversial VAR decision.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino was left frustrated after the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa, which left Pochettino fuming.

Mauricio Pochettino said the Aston Villa game: “Me and you and everyone in the stadium watching the game. They didn’t see a foul on the pitch and then VAR changed the decision of the referee. For me that was a normal challenge. The decision was there and that’s it.

“For me it damaged a little bit the Premier League and English [football]. If we want to be the best league in the world it should be protecting the spectacle and the decision.

“At Wembley for handball was a penalty against Manchester City and the referee didn’t check and the VAR didn’t advise the referee to see the incident.

“Damaged myself, damaged my team, my players, my fans.

“We are a young team. The performance was good. I’m so happy with the reaction.”