Wolves' Adama Traore: VAR like adapting to new shoes
Adapting to VAR is the same as buying a new pair of shoes – it will take time to get the perfect fit, says Adama Traore.
A recent study by bettingexpert showed that Wolves have been the most affected by VAR decisions in the opening 11 Premier League games.
And Traore sees it as a teething process.
He said: “I think when you have a new thing coming in in football it is the same as when you have new shoes.
“When you have new shoes your feet will not adapt straight away, it will take time and it is the same with the VAR.
“It cannot be perfect the first time it comes in the league, it cannot be perfect the first time in the football.
“It will take time, I’m sure they will watch the errors and I’m sure it will improve.”
The study revealed Wolves have missed out on four points due to the technology after goals were disallowed by the video officials in the 0-0 draw with Leicester and 1-1 draw with Southampton.
Leander Dendoncker’s effort against Leicester was chalked off due to a handball by Willy Boly, while Raul Jimenez had a brace erased for handball and an offside in the build-up by Patrick Cutrone against the Saints.
Had those goals stood, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side would be in the top six.
And the boss had the same view as Traore.
Nuno said: “(I have) the same (view on VAR) that I make from the beginning, it is here and we have to get used to it.
“There is no other way. We have to get used to it.”
Wolves host Villa tomorrow and claret and blues boss Dean Smith would like to see referees utilise their pitchside monitors more.
But Nuno does not want to see that happen and explained: “Because they will be exposed.
“They have to trust the team in the offices. They need to trust them, team work.
“My view on VAR is simple – we have to trust them.
“If they see and judge and decide then what can you do?
“What I hope is that they improve.”