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sport news Mauricio Pochettino blames VAR for draining the aggression from modern ... trends now

sport news Mauricio Pochettino blames VAR for draining the aggression from modern ... trends now

Mauricio Pochettino has blamed VAR for draining his players aggression  He also admitted that he chastised his players after their defeat by Newcastle  We expected perfection from VAR - we haven't got it: Listen to It's All Kicking Off

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Mauricio Pochettino says VAR is to blame for his players not being able to be more aggressive, having chastised them for his meek display in being thrashed at Newcastle last week.

Chelsea are top of the league for yellow cards, with 44 in just 13 games, but got bullied in a 4-1 defeat St James' Park, leaving former Argentina enforcer Pochettino enraged.

He roasted his team in the dressing room after the game in a bid to provoke a reaction ahead of tomorrow's clash with Brighton, but reckons the extra scrutiny of VAR has drained the aggression from the modern player, and not just in matches.

The Blues boss said: 'Football has changed a lot from my period. It was different. There wasn't VAR. We competed in a different way. Today, it makes you compete in a different way.

'Before, if I punch or kick someone when the ball was over there, if the referee didn't see me... there wasn't a VAR.

Mauricio Pochettino believes VAR is to blame for his players lacking aggression in games

Mauricio Pochettino believes VAR is to blame for his players lacking aggression in games 

The Chelsea manager claimed that having the video refereeing system hanging over his players heads 'makes players compete in a different way'

The Chelsea manager claimed that having the video refereeing system hanging over his players heads 'makes players compete in a

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