Tottenham have been accused of lacking respect after opting against attending a VAR meeting held by Uefa.

VAR will be introduced for the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League, and all 16 clubs involved were invited to a meeting to outline how the technology will be used.

However, Spurs did not send any senior staff to the event – nor did Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool.

The meeting took place on Monday, so Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unable to attend regardless as his side was playing against West Ham United in the Premier League.

But Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said the likes of Tottenham, United and City now have “no excuses” if they complain about VAR during the knockout stages.

“Liverpool were playing so couldn’t come. Some sent assistant coaches, others sent marketing staff,” Ceferin said, according to the Telegraph.

“Not only a lack of respect for [head of refereeing] Roberto Rosetti – but influence of managers is huge and if they complain about referees they should at least come see what the experts say about VAR. So no, they have no excuses any more – especially the ones who did not come.”

Mauricio Pochettino has been vocal with his uncertainty about VAR in the past, suggesting it causes more confusion than good.

Spurs face Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16, with the first leg just around the corner on February 13 at Wembley.

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