Danny Mills was left fuming with the use of VAR at the Tottenham Stadium during the 1-1 draw between Spurs and Watford on Saturday afternoon.
The former Manchester City and Leeds United defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, branded the use of video footage for the officials as “a joke”, insisting there were a number of incidents which were inconsistent with previous decisions.
Dele Alli’s late equaliser was investigated for a potential handball, the goal eventually given despite appearing to hit the upper part of the England midfielder’s arm.
Having also seen a strong Watford penalty shout turned down by the officials and it not being overruled by VAR, Mills says that there were severe inconsistencies shown and that the system is becoming a farce.
Mills told Football Insider: “I think they (Tottenham) were fortunate, VAR was their biggest friend this weekend. Watford should have had a penalty, how that was not overturned, it’s an absolute joke.
“I don’t get it in the slightest, that’s what VAR was brought in for, to overturn (decisions) – he has three nibbles at him, it looks like a penalty, it is a penalty. There’s not one decision that’s been overturned where the penalty hasn’t been given.
“VAR is a joke, isn’t it? The way it’s been implemented, it’s shocking.”
The point against the Hornets leaves Spurs sitting seventh in the Premier League table, the Liliywhites having won just twice in their last eight top-flight matches.
Their next league game sees them take on Liverpool at Anfield, with another trip to Merseyside against Everton coming a week later.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has urged Pochettino to throw an as-yet unused player straight into the starting XI.