“I can’t change anything”: Vincent Kompany does not comment on VAR after disallowed goal and missed first victory

On Monday evening, Burnley and Vincent Kompany visited Nottingham Forest. ‘The Clarets’ took their first point of the competition, but that could just as well have been three. Fifteen minutes before the end, Lyle Foster (ex-Westerlo) kicked the winning goal against the ropes, but the VAR had seen hand play by Sander Berge (ex-Genk) when setting up the attack.

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Kompany refused afterwards to give his opinion on the controversial decision Video Assistant Referee. “I’d rather not comment on it,” the Burnley coach said during the press conference. “I can’t change anything about it anyway. Hand play here, hand play there. The referees keep explaining it to us and I decided to trust that they know what they are doing. I try to believe they have the right intentions.”

Despite his frustrations, Kompany was extremely pleased with what his men had shown at the City Ground, the home of Nottingham Forest. The former Red Devil settled for a point and also knows that his team will have to fight for every piece of ground in the unforgiving Premier League. “In this competition you have to fight for every point, but during the first four games I have seen teams that we should not be afraid of.”


“We have already played against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Tottenham,” Kompany continued. It can indeed be said: Burnley has already received some top players. “Although we have had our moments and I have seen good things, we still have to wait for a consistent performance. Today both teams were certainly evenly matched. Some will even say we deserved the three points, although that depends on which team you support.”

Get well soon

According to Kompany, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Our compatriot indicated that his boys can still make a lot of progress and he is already looking forward to that. “The most important thing is that we participate in such competitions and continue to improve. There are many players who are already showing things that will have a big impact if everything falls into place,” Kompany concluded.

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