What have England ever done to you VAR? The system was in use again in the Nations League, and in a bizarre twist of fate, Gareth Southgate’s side were denied goals in both of their games.
First, Jesse Lingard thought he had struck a late winner against the Netherlands before seeing his strike chalked off for offside, and then on Sunday, Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson was denied a game-deciding goal himself, when he was adjudged to have fouled his marker.
VAR has come under heavy criticism this season in its first real trial in European football, with players and fans alike all seemingly baffled by how the process works.
It was therefore no surprise to see Wilson take to Instagram after the game to post his thoughts on the matter, and despite insisting that there were a lot of positives to take from England’s performances in the Nations League, the 27-year-old admitted that ‘VAR isn’t one of them’.
The striker has enjoyed another fine campaign in the Premier League for the Cherries this season, scoring 14 times and claiming a further ten assists. Having netted his first goal for the Three Lions back in November against the USA, Wilson will be hoping to figure more prominently under Southgate next season.