The Football Association decided to start punishing players from next season for simulation, examining TV footage once a game is over. According to Pep Guardiola though, technology could do much-much more than just help punish some… divers.
I think diving is not the most important thing to improve. There are many other things we can improve
the Manchester City manager said in a Press conference.
The referees, the referees they know everything. They are the bosses in those terms. I adapt to the rules, the federation, FIFA, UEFA, what they do for football. It does not matter what I say. My influence and my opinion do not count. Whatever they decide, we are going to accept and we are going to accept the bans and the cases
the Catalan said, obviously not thrilled with how massively deciding a referee’s presence can be in a game.
The technology will help the referees to be fairer about what happens in the game to make fewer mistakes because there are a lot of mistakes. Football today is quicker, it is faster. Before referees arrive to see a situation, the players are much, much faster, that is why they need technology
Guardiola insisted, repeating that
there are mistakes but not because the referees are bad. The players used to run six kilometres a game, now it is 12 kilometres. It is double. Today we have to be better prepared. The referees do not have to improve, it is just that the game is quicker.