Watch: Townsend says VAR wasn’t needed in the Premier League

Andros Townsend

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend reckons the Premier League made a mistake in bringing in video technology.

Townsend believes VAR would be scrapped if players and managers were given a vote on it continuing next season.

In a wide-ranging interview on TalkSport, he also spoke about teammate Wilfried Zaha and his chances of leaving the Eagles.

“Eventually I think he will get his big move, and nobody at Palace would begrudge him that big move because he deserves it,” Townsend said.

“For me, Wilfried Zaha is the most talented player I’ve ever played with and he’s the most skilful player I’ve played with. He’s an incredible player, a world class player. But hopefully we’ve got his talent for longer than this season.

“After the window closes, Wilf moves on. He loves Palace, he’s a Palace boy; he’s been at the club for so many years, he’s made over 350 appearances.

“Once the window is closed he’s like, ‘right, my mind is focused on Palace, I want to do as well as I can for Palace’. That’s the person he is.”