Jamie Redknapp believes that Kylian Mbappe winner in the final of the Nations League should not have stood. After Spain took a shock lead through Mikel Oyarzabal, Benzema scored a stunner by curling a shot into the top corner. Mbappe then latched on a pass from Theo Hernandez to slot the ball past Unai Simon. Although he was in an offside position, the law states that if Eric Garcia attempts to play the ball and gets a touch he is onside.
“It’s a really hard one to understand because, from Spain’s point of view, you’re trying to keep a good line. Mbappe has got incredible pace but he gets the timing of his run wrong. It’s the slightest of touches from Garcia.” Jamie Redknapp said about the Kylian Mbappe winner. “What the rules say is that it then becomes the second phase of play but what is Garcia supposed to do? Is he meant to just let it go even though he doesn’t know what’s behind him?”
“You can see from the moment Theo Hernandez plays the ball, he’s definitely offside. But because of this delicate touch from Garcia, it’s a new phase of play. But for me, it isn’t. It’s a really poor interpretation of the rule. I don’t like it and it feels unfair.” he added. “It’s the slightest touch. It’s not like he’s tried to play it back to his goalkeeper. As a defense, you keep a good line and you have to somehow get a touch on it. If he put his flag up, no one would’ve asked many questions.”