Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise believes Italy were correctly awarded a penalty against England following a video assistant referee (VAR) review.
The much-discussed system was once again thrown into the spotlight during England's 1-1 friendly against Italy at Wembley on Tuesday, as Three Lions debutant James Tarkowski was penalised for a foul on substitute Federico Chiesa in the box during the closing stages.
Lorenzo Insigne converted the subsequent penalty to make it 1-1, though the Italian players did not appear to appeal, with the referee initially giving a corner, but Wise insists Aytekin got the decision right.
England manager Gareth Southgate complained Aytekin's initial decision wasn't a case of a "clear and obvious" error. That's the worst thing about it.
Given feels that the uncertainty among supporters inside stadiums when VAR is being used is harming the game as a spectacle and that it's in danger of ruining the atmosphere at a match.
"It just says VAR's in use and if you are on the pitch, you are just stood around not knowing what's going on and the crowd is just sat there waiting".
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"At the minute we're just standing there waiting for the ref".
"A better way of communicating with fans in the ground (is needed)", said Southgate. "It's one you can debate all day".
According to the rules regarding VAR, only clear and obvious mistakes should be reviewed.
Earlier this month Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino confirmed that VAR will be used at the World Cup for the first time when the finals get underway in Russia in June. "Why can't it work for us?"
The system that allows off-pitch referees to re-examine a decision or an incident referred to them by the match official has been used in Germany's Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A this season and trialled in some English FA and League Cup games.
"The pressure's on them too, they don't want to be going to VAR all the time to change a decision they've made".