Trent Alexander-Arnold Describes Tottenham Events as “Very Disappointing”
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has described the events at Tottenham over the weekend as “very disappointing” but insists the players’ focus remains on what is to come. The PGMOL acknowledged that a “significant human error” caused Luis Diaz’s first-half strike not to stand despite interference from VAR, causing widespread controversy across football.
Alexander-Arnold denied feeling any “trust issues” towards officials in the wake of the incident but admitted that the outcome was “frustrating.”
“We spoke about things, but our focus is on the game tomorrow now,” insisted the right-back as he addressed the media ahead of the visit of Union SG.
Alexander-Arnold on VAR and Trust Issues
When asked about trust issues with officials, Alexander-Arnold stated: “I wouldn’t say trust issues, I think decisions are decisions. Sometimes they go for you sometimes they go against you. What happened at the weekend for us as players and as a team is very disappointing and frustrating. There’s nothing we can do as players now, the game has gone. But VAR is a system that is in place, it’s something we can’t control as players. We’ve got to put our trust in the referees and the officials that use it and hope that they get the decisions right, and at times they don’t and times they do, and we’ve just got to hope they get the decisions right as much as possible.”
Motivation for Liverpool
When asked about whether the controversy will serve as additional motivation for the Reds as they prepare for their next set of fixtures, Alexander-Arnold said: “Taking the circumstances and what actually happened aside, we lost the game, no matter what way that happens. Our motivation now is we’ve got two games before the international break comes and we feel we need to win both of the games.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold has spoken out about the events at Tottenham over the weekend, describing them as “very disappointing” but also insisting that the players must focus on what is to come. He also discussed VAR and trust issues with officials, stating that decisions are decisions and that players must put their trust in the referees and officials that use it. Finally, he discussed motivation for Liverpool, saying that taking the circumstances aside, they must win their next two games before the international break.