Redknapp calls for technology
Harry Redknapp insists technology must be adopted after Spurs' controversial 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
Last Updated: 02/05/11 8:14am
Harry Redknapp insists technology must be adopted after Tottenham Hotspur's controversial 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
The Spurs boss bemoaned the decision-making process after officiating errors cost his side the game and potentially a UEFA Champions League spot.
Redknapp insisted that the decision by the referee's assistant Mike Cairns to allow Chelsea an equaliser changed the game.
With the experienced manager able to see the error via video evidence, Redknapp added his name to the growing list of advocates for technology in the game.
"You've got to look at the two goals. The first one wasn't over the line and the second one I felt was offside. Going in at half-time that changed the game," he told Sky Sports.
"The linesman has made a mistake and an honest mistake. Listen, it's the most difficult thing in the world to see from where he was.
"Technology has got to come in. That took seconds for you to see it. It takes five second to say yes it's a goal, no it's not a goal. A fair decision, the game moves on. It's no goal.
"That's got to happen I don't see why we are messing around after all these years and we haven't got technology in the game, it's amazing.
"And the second goal he was just slightly offside when he scored. That's just how it goes."
The result now leaves Spurs four points off fourth place and Manchester City having played a game more than their closest rivals.
While Redknapp was quick to praise his side and speak out in support of his goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, he was adamant his side deserved better on the day.
"We came and we played ever so well first half. The goal gave them a massive lift. Two wrong decisions have cost us dearly today," he added.
"How can you see from there, 18-yard line, looking at the goal-line from where his position was? It's impossible to see whether that ball has crossed the line.
"If you're not sure you can't give it.
"It is a guessing game basically and he's had an honest guess and he's guessed wrong. It's not a dishonest guess, he's done what he felt was the right decision."