Gandini: “Skomina Knows VAR Could Have Helped Him”

Umberto Gandini - AS Roma
Umberto Gandini - AS Roma

Roma CEO Umberto Gandini spoke to ‘Radio Deejay’ in reference to the Champions League elimination and the performance of the Slovenian referee.

Roma 2017-18 Champions League is now over albeit several people are still talking about the implementation of the VAR technology in international football. UEFA and Roma president James Pallotta are still verbally fighting about the upsetting decisions made by the Slovenian referee Skomina in the clash RomaLiverpool played at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Umberto Gandini believes that Roma’s 2017-18 Champions League campaign is very satisfying albeit the last match left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Roma fans.

“We reacted with elegance. I would say that we took it in the right way. We take part in a sports competition where the economic aspect is important but we did our own and we are happy, despite the final disappointment,” stated Roma CEO at ‘Radio Deejay’.

VAR? The main question is the numerical strength of the referees and the relationship with a different system. Some countries have decided to implement this system while others have not, like the Premier League. There are some unprepared referees and their choices weigh a lot in the Champions League. VAR is an irreversible process and, therefore, UEFA will get there. I am sure about that.  Experiments will have to be imposed on as many countries as possible so that this technology will be used by everyone,” concluded Gandini.



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A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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