Kevin De Bruyne admits he is “confused” by handball rules after Manchester City saw a late goal denied by VAR in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday.
Gabriel Jesus believed he scored a goal in added time for City but his strike was ruled out by VAR after reruns showed the ball grazed Aymeric Laporte’s arm in preparation for the goal.
The decision appeared to be tough as Jesus had to be taken away from officials by his full-time teammates.
Asked about VAR, De Bruyne, who assisted City’s two goals, said: “It is what it is.
“If they want to improve football, they should have it.
“But I think the only thing – the rules have to be clear. If the ball hit someone with Tottenham’s arm it’s not a penalty, but if they hit our arm it’s not allowed.
“It should go both ways in something like that.” I don’t understand that as a player. It makes things really confusing.
Manchester City were twice turned off by Tottenham, whose only two shots on target were their goals.
The result ended a 15-game winning streak in the Premier League for Pep Guardiola’s side.
De Bruyne added: “We are obviously disappointed with the result but not with the way we played.
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“We played really well and deserved to win, but it happens. We have to look ahead. The way we played was really good and getting to that level so early in the season is good.
“We should have scored one more, we had enough chances to score.
“I really don’t mind because creating them is even more difficult and I know that another day we can score more goals.”