?Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has backed the use of VAR in the Champions League, with the technology being implemented in all knockout matches for the first time.
Courtois is familiar with VAR, after it was used throughout the World Cup as his Belgium side finished third, while the technology has been used in La Liga over the course of the current campaign.
The former ?Chelsea keeper admitted that while it is yet to be perfected, the positives outweigh the negatives, praising its use while speaking in his press conference ahead of ?Madrid’s last 16 first leg tie against Ajax on Wednesday.
“I like it [VAR]. I think we saw in the World Cup it was a good experience with all countries in favour of VAR and it worked well,” he said, as quoted by ?Goal.
“In Spain, the same thing.
“I think they have a really good team – Blind and Tadic, experienced players and good players, as well as talented young players like De Jong and De Ligt,” added Courtois.