Jamie Redknapp says the laws of the game surrounding offside need addressing after Kylian Mbappe’s contentious goal decided the Nations League final in France’s favour on Sunday.
Spain took the lead when Mikel Oyarzabal latched on to a long pass from Sergio Busquets, held off Dayot Upamecano and fired into the bottom corner.
The French response was swift, however, with Mbappe finding Benzema who cut inside before unleashing a brilliant curling shot into the far corner to make it 1-1.
Mbappe then grabbed the winner in controversial circumstances 10 minutes from the end, racing on to a through ball from Theo Hernandez and keeping his cool to slot past Unai Simon – but only after Eric Garcia’s attempts to intercept the pass played the Paris Saint-Germain forward onside.
It brought back memories of a goal Harry Kane scored for Tottenham in the Premier League against Liverpool in February 2018 when Dejan Lovren attempted to play the ball despite the forward standing in an offside position.
Redknapp believes the rule needs to be scrapped. Watch the goal below..