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More players will stop celebrating scoring over VAR threat: Trossard

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Southampton 2

Leandro Trossard
Leandro Trossard

By Ed Elliot

Brighton winger Leandro Trossard says he has become reluctant to celebrate immediately after a goal is scored due to the threat of VAR intervention.

Albion had a goal correctly ruled out following a review for the second successive week when captain Lewis Dunk was denied by an offside decision during Saturday's 2-0 loss to Southampton, who took full advantage of Florin Andone's red card by scoring through Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond.

Trossard had a debut volley disallowed in similar circumstances against West Ham last weekend and the 24-year-old, a summer signing from Genk, admits technology checks are curbing his initial joy when the ball hits the net.

"I knew not to celebrate after last week and I could tell by the players' reactions that something wasn't right and it was clear they were going to review it," Trossard said of Dunk's first-half header.

"We haven't had luck with VAR decisions so far but we must accept that and fight for a positive result and not let it affect our performance.

"We reacted very well to the sending off (of Florin Andone) and disallowed goal - if we maintain that level then the luck will come our way along with the wins."

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