Graham Potter has referred to Tomas Soucek as West Ham’s goalkeeper after Chelsea F.C. were denied a late penalty despite the midfielder appearing to handle the ball in the box.
Chelsea Online News:
Graham Potter commended West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek for a superb save, while he claimed his team were denied a clear penalty late in yesterday’s draw.
Conor Gallagher‘s shot struck the hand of Soucek, who was sliding to block the ball at the time. The spot-kick was not awarded by either referee Craig Pawson or VAR Neil Swarbrick.
Since Chelsea would not be given the opportunity to beat West Ham, Potter stated sarcastically: ‘It was a good save. You need your goalkeeper sometimes to give you the points.
It looks like one of those that, if it was given, it wouldn’t have been overturned. But obviously it wasn’t given. It looked quite a handball and, like I said, I didn’t know Tomas could get down so easily and save like that. It’s a good stop from him.
‘It’s not for me to say about VAR. Will you get more consistency from VAR? Well, you won’t because they are human beings. Every single decision and action you won’t get the same one again so it’s very hard to get consistency.’