Harry Redknapp has spoken out against two controversial decisions that went against his side in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs took the lead after a long-range effort from the in-form Sandro went into the top corner. However, fellow Brazilian Heurelho Gomes allowed a Frank Lampard shot to squeeze through his legs, and the ‘keeper cleared just as the ball reached the goal-line. The referees assistant proceeded to award the goal, despite television replays being inconclusive.
The winner for Chelsea was also controversial as Salomon Kalou appeared to be offside when the pass was made, before firing in in injury time.
Redknapp told The Sun: “It’s impossible to see whether that ball has crossed the line. We’ve had to look at it on TV and if you’re not sure you can’t give it. It is a guessing game, basically. He’s had an honest guess and he’s guessed wrong but it wasn’t a dishonest guess.
“Technology has got to come in. It takes seconds for you to check if it’s a goal or not and the game moves on. It’s got to happen. I don’t see why we’re still messing around after all these years and we haven’t got technology in the game — it’s amazing. As for the second goal, Kalou was just slightly offside when he scored but that’s how it goes.”