We have to trust VAR system says Scotland’s Erin Cuthbert

Erin Cuthbert says Scotland must cope with adversity during the World Cup. Picture: Getty.
Erin Cuthbert says Scotland must cope with adversity during the World Cup. Picture: Getty.
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Scotland forward Erin Cuthbert says teams have to trust in the VAR system after the penalty which set England on their way to a 2-1 World Cup win over Scotland in Nice.

England’s opening goal came from the spot after a contentious handball, missed by the referee but picked up by VAR officials.

Cuthbert said: “I’m 40 yards away from the decision so I can’t see why it was made – but it was looked over by so many people in the VAR room. You’ve got to trust the decision they make is correct.”

Scotland’s second game in Group D is against Japan in Rennes on Friday and Cuthbert says the team must be able to deal with such setbacks.

The 20-year-old Chelsea star added: “We have to cope with adversity because there are going to be hard moments in games. That’s what we have to take into the Japan game on Friday – and possess the ball better.”

Despite the defeat, Cuthbert, the youngest member of the Scotland squad, was thrilled by the occasion. She said: “It was absolutely incredible to walk out for your country for the first time at a World Cup. It’s everything I dreamed of as a little girl and I was quite emotional at the national anthem.”