The Portuguese thought Kevin Friend was going to hand Raheem Sterling his marching orders for an early foul on Dele Alli.
Jose Mourinho was clearly not happy with VAR despite Tottenham's 2-0 win over 10-man Manchester City on Sunday.
The Portuguese thought Kevin Friend was going to hand Raheem Sterling his marching orders for an early foul on Dele Alli, and he also felt a few decisions didn't go his side's way on the day.
Debutant Steven Bergwijn broke the deadlock three minutes after Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off in the second half and Son Heung-min wrapped up the 2-0 victory with 19 minutes to go as Spurs moved to fifth spot - five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
However, Mourinho, who enjoyed getting one over his old adversary Pep Guardiola, was clearly unhappy with the VAR contributions throughout the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“I love football and I thought I was going to love VAR, that was my initial feeling,” he said.
“I love the truth… playing for three minutes and then after three minutes, the VAR gives a penalty, then if it’s a penalty no problem. We can wait 10 minutes. I just want the truth.
“I thought I was going to love VAR the way I love goal-line technology. I love goal-line technology because there is no mistake. The VAR has too many mistakes, too many.
“Look if the ball doesn’t go out it doesn’t go out. If the ball doesn’t go out for three minutes or 10 minutes you have to play.
“Then when it’s out the decision is to be made, but the right decision. Not the wrong decision. The more time the ball is in play, the more time the VAR has to watch replays, replays and replays.
“So one more reason to give the right decision, but the game started immediately with the wrong decision. It’s a red card, it’s a direct red card to Sterling.
“I know that Mike Dean has a difficult job. He’s on the pitch and it’s 200 miles an hour. I wouldn’t like to be a referee because it’s so difficult.
“Sometimes I try in training sessions and I realise that it’s too difficult. So for me Mike Dean, good performance. The problem is the VAR.”