I thought Lucas Digne's red card this weekend was really harsh.

It's a horrible thing to see and it really is sore, studs right down the back of your Achilles is a sore one to take.

But it was just a coming together. He didn't mean it, he was trying to stop his run.

Carlo Ancelotti's opinion after the game was probably right. We were maybe lucky after the Liverpool game that Jordan Pickford stayed on the pitch, but if it wasn't for that would Digne have got a straight red?

You watch games now and everything is in slow motion. It makes everything look ten times worse.

But that's where I'm hoping Carlo Ancelotti can help us stop asking for VAR decisions.

We've seen so many decisions in what has been a crazy start to the season. Eric Dier's handball, for example. It probably wasn't a handball, but if he'd defended right then it wouldn't be a question.

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Stuff like that really frustrates me. We're talking about an incident that shouldn't have happened.

If we'd have defended right in the first place and he was the right side of his man, that question to the referee wouldn't have happened.

We need to do that all over the pitch. We're talking about these incidents but if we'd have defended well they wouldn't have got out wide, or got crosses in easily.

These small margins make a massive difference.

These incidents add up. It's all about team defending. It's not parking the bus, it's being clever with your defending and cancelling out your opposition. Stop them creating chances and make it difficult for them.

Then it doesn't give the referee the option to make these decisions. Once you take your foot off the gas the gaps open up, and then the problems arise.

Yes it's a collision, it is sore and it's harsh he picked up a red card for it. But, because we weren't set up properly, we weren't defending right and we got caught out.

The other way around, we probably would have been asking for a red card.

It was harsh, but we've got to get on with it and can't moan about it.

It's disappointing to be missing Digne for the next few games because he's a great player, but it's an opportunity now for someone else to come in and step up to the plate.