Tottenham's Adebayor believes lack of technology is 'killing the game'

Spurs striker has blamed the referee for his side's defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final after allowing Juan Mata's strike and failing to send off Petr Cech

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor feels referee Martin Atkinson was to blame for Spurs' defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final and believes poor decisions are "killing the game".

Atkinson was at the centre of controversy after allowing the Blues their second goal, with television replays clearly showing Juan Mata’s strike did not cross the line.

The Togo international admitted he is frustrated by the amount of wrong calls this season and feels it is time to bring in technology to help the officials.

"To be honest, we have to blame the referee," he told Sky Sports.

"I think we have done well and he has made a lot of mistakes and made a lot of wrong decisions. We are all disappointed. But what do you want me to tell you?

"How many goals scored this season were disallowed that were onside? To be honest, I'm just tired of it and everyone is talking about goal-line technology.

"They have to make something happen because it's killing the league, it's killing the FA Cup, it's killing the game, it's killing everything."

The striker felt particularly aggrieved by the decision not to send Petr Cech off after the Czech Republic goalkeeper had upended him when clean through on goal.

Atkinson played advantage as Gareth Bale picked up the ball and scored but Adebayor admitted he would have rather seen the Chelsea keeper sent off and a penalty awarded.

He added: "That is the thing, he caught me, he should have given a red card and penalty and to be honest, you have to blame him - he made a lot mistakes and a lot of wrong decisions.”

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