Ange Postecoglou vents Premier League frustrations after Euro 2024 VAR controversy

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Ange Postecoglou aired his frustrations at the blocking during set-pieces that Tottenham were affected by last season during ITV's Euro 2024 coverage.

Postecoglou is in Germany for the tournament and was working as a pundit on the round of 16 match between the hosts and Denmark alongside Roy Keane and Ian Wright. Four minutes into the first half, Germany had the ball in the back of the net after Nico Schlotterbeck nodded in from a Toni Kroos corner after rising highest in the box. But the goal would be disallowed for a foul by Joshua Kimmich in the build-up.

The Bayern Munich man blatantly blocked Schlotterbeck's marker, Andreas Skov Olson, to give the Borussia Dortmund defender a clear run at the ball. Addressing the incident, Postecoglou could not help but acknowledge how Spurs had been wronged in similar circumstances last season.

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“I was really frustrated in the Premier League this year; we were on the end of a few of them," Postecoglou said. “It’s a fine line between when they are sort of blocking intentionally the person who ends up scoring the goal. Again, there has to be a bit of cleverness around it.”

Postecoglou made the point during the season that the club had provided the PGMOL with evidence of obstruction against goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario at set-pieces, which happened during games against Everton and Manchester City to name just two. "I think we have sent some stuff to get some clarification," Postecoglou said in February.

"I'm probably behind the times, and maybe there's been a rule change, but there's definitely been a shift as I see it where we've definitely had two goals, maybe three, [against us] that maybe in the past would have been fouls on the goalkeeper, and it's not just in our games, I've seen it in other games too."