Head coach of Belgian Antwerp Mark van Bommel after yesterday's match of his team with Shakhtar Donetsk (0:1) in the 5th round of the Champions League group stage criticised the refereeing in this meeting.
"The referee showed two of our players a yellow card for allegedly hitting with an elbow. And at the same time he did not punish the Shakhtar captain for a mistake, which I made 25 times in my career and received 25 yellow cards for it.
And in the case of the episode with Janssen, I believe there was a penalty. In addition, Shakhtar player played with his hand in his own penalty area during one of the corners.
Who worked on the VAR? What do they see, tell us? I don't want to pay much attention to it, but we are talking about an ordinary person. Who is behind that screen? Are they competent enough? Do they understand football? They're not the reason we lost today, but sometimes I have all these questions. What else should we do? Abolish VAR? (Laughs)," van Bommel is quoted by GVA.