Kevin de Bruyne Seethes At New Handball Rule After Manchester City’s Defeat: The City midfielder was left baffled on the changes which saw Jesus’ goal be ruled out.
With Tottenham offering them absolutely no sight at their goal, Manchester City for the large part of their 2-0 defeat were left frustrated on how to breach their opponents.
However, there was a moment in the first half when the club pierced through the home side’s backline with Jesus sending the ball into the net.
However, before the side could erupt in elations and cherish their levelling goal, VAR left the side crestfallen. With the ball striking striker Jesus’ arm before he brought it under his control, Mike Dean under the new handball rules rightfully adjudged ruled out the goal.
Kevin de Bruyne Fumes At The Change In Rules
City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was quick to hit out at the FA following the encounter with the player questioning the need for a regular change in rules which he claimed are hampering the game.
“I don’t know the rules anymore, honestly. I thought if it was above the arm here, then it’s not handball anymore, but the law changes. Now it’s the middle of the arm. Everybody knows it hits him but honestly, I don’t know the rules,” Kevin said after the match.
“If you listen tomorrow, the day after, it will come on whatever channel and the referee will say it’s a good decision so it really doesn’t matter,” he said taking a jibe at the people in charge of the decision making.
“What can we say? I have been playing professional football for 12 years and in the first nine years, there were no rule changes. Then in the last three years, there has been a lot of rule changes. I don’t know why. Football is such a nice game. The guys who make the rules should be people in the game. I don’t know who makes them. I would just say, be consistent, that’s it,” he elaborated.