Frank Lampard Is Happy To See Goalline Technology In Action

Frank Lampard Is Happy To See Goalline Technology In Action

The 2012 European Champions face Mexican side Monterrey in Japan where they will come across goalline technology for the first time as they will taste the GoalRef system - with Hawkeye the other system being tested by Fifa.

Frank Lampard Is Happy To See Goalline Technology In Action
Frank Lampard Is Happy To See Goalline Technology In Action

Lampard is looking forward to the new technology, and said: "I think it will add magic.

"We all want calls to be 100 per cent right, whether it goes for or against your team and it will clarify what has happened to everyone - and it will be pretty exciting.

"It's been quite a long time coming, so many crucial goals over the last few seasons in club and international football. It's too important an issue to let it go any more. It's a no-brainer to bring it in and make the calls correctly."

Frank Lampard Is Happy To See Goalline Technology In Action

Lampard himself has seen first-hand how much the new technology could benefit a side, after he has a clear goal in England's 2010 World Cup last-16 defeat to Germany ruled out.

"Of course, it was such a high-profile game in the World Cup, England against Germany, and such a blatant case of the ball crossing the line. It made everybody sit up and take notice a bit," he said.

"Certainly, it would've been a different game. We talk about an emphatic defeat, but if it had been 2-2 at half-time, we would've had the momentum and we could've played without having to chase another goal straight away.

"It would've been a different game. Whether we'd have won, you never know. It was painful that summer but football changes. I've moved on. It still catches the nerves a bit when I see it but I can't dwell on that."

Other criticisms of the technology include suggestions it undermines the authority of on-field officials.

Lampard said: "I understand Platini is trying to evolve the game rather than bring in drastic changes - that's his prerogative.

"But, for me, you need to respect the referee with every decision.

"We're asking for a clear decision on goals, which is the most important part of the game.

"With the speed of the game at this level, you can't ask any human to make that call correctly every time."

Lampard did agree with Platini that the use of technology should not be extended.

"If you tried to use it everywhere then Platini would be right," he said.

"On this one, I very much think it should be brought in, but that's it."

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