Eddie Howe says VAR is yet to establish itself that there have been four incorrect decisions.
Two of those four events mentioned by referees’ Riley included Bournemouth. Youri Tielemans’ stamp on Callum Wilson was just only one, and the other was the decision not to award Manchester City a penalty when Jefferson Lerma stood at the Bournemouth box the foot of David Silva.
Howe is glad that there is transparency round the choices, but says he’s”still on the fence” around VAR as a concept.
“It’s interesting that they have come out and stated that there’s been errors made, which I believe will be really a positive matter,” Howe said at Friday’s press conference.
“I’ve got no issue with them recognizing coming out, I believe that is a positive thing to the game and also for VAR.
“I always said at the start of the season there is going to be errors, but there is definitely going to be more twists and turns in the use of it and also how the grading system works and what they change.
“The Tielemans handle – for me that should have been a red card. I will likely stay silent on another person!”
Asked if he had been a fan of VAR’s impact, Howe said:”I’m still on the fence. It needs to demonstrate itself to me that it is very good for the game.”
Bournemouth face Everton reside a game which could see the return of midfielder Lewis Cook, on Super Sunday. The 22-year-old has been out of action since December but comprised in a 6-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers Under-21s on Tuesday .
Howe said he will create a”overdue call” on if Cook will play against the Toffees, however his return to fitness – and Lloyd Kelly and Simon Francis coming in training – has had a very favorable influence on the group.
“This weekend, I am not sure, it could encounter a bit too early for me personally personally,” said Howe on Cook. “He is trained today for a sustained time period and seemed really great.
“He has had a game now which is a very big step ahead for him so he’s getting closer and closer. whether he’s involved in this game or not, I will have to earn a call that is late.
“He is a major player . Another player that’s really, very popular in the room; a participant highly rated by everyone.
“Naturally when you get a large player like this back to the team it gives everyone an additional spring in their step. This group’s strength is actually important.
“Everybody builds confidence levels if they view, not just Lewis but Simon Francis and Lloyd Kelly straight . The group looks a lot healthier so it has been a really good week in that respect.”
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