ᑕ❶ᑐ Referee Fröhlich boss admits VAR issues

The choice of Lutz-Michael Fröhlich’s header is quite satisfactory for the use of the previous video in the current Bundesliga season.

« Too many missing interventions and some incorrect interventions », was the intermediate conclusion of the 65-year-old man, which he expressed as a « kicker »: « You can’t be satisfied with this, even if in the end 56 bad decisions on what is required in the Bundesliga. »

Fröhlich admitted that in the VAR area for which Jochen Drees is responsible, « existing guidelines for the evaluation of game processes » are again supposed to be « intensely presented and specified » internally. He said ten video evidence interventions were missing and five were incorrect. In the 2nd Bundesliga, on the other hand, the pace is better.

Regarding the referees’ overall performance, Fröhlich said « many successful referees, many correct decisions, even in complex situations »: « But there were also referees whose decisions did not correspond to expectations or guidelines interpretation of the rules. » We have to work on it « so that it gets even better in 2023, » said Fröhlich.