Lampard says goal-line technology would add 'magic' to football
Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has backed goal-line technology in football, and added it would add magic to the game as it enters a new era.
Chelsea will become the first English club to play a competitive match where hi-tech equipment will be used to detect if the ball fully crosses the line.
The Blues take on Mexicans Monterrey in the Club World Cup where the GoalRef system is being trailed.
Lampard rocketed to the heart of the debate over the use of the controversial equipment after his legitimate goal for England against Germany at the 2010 World Cup was wrongly ruled out.
"It's too important an issue to let it go any more. It's a no-brainer to bring it in and make the calls correctly. It will add magic,' the Sun quoted Lampard, as saying.
"I'm a big cricket fan and it's added magic to cricket. We all want calls to be 100 per cent right, whether it goes for or against your team. And it will clarify what has happened to everyone - and it will be pretty exciting. It's been a long time coming," he added.
"We're all well aware, not just of my goal or non-goal but especially of so many crucial goals over the last few seasons in club and international football," he said.
Lampard added: "It's not about my personal role. Of course it was such a high-profile game in the World Cup, England against Germany and such a blatant case of the ball crossing the line, it made everybody sit up and take notice a bit."
"Whether it's close or not, asking the human eye to make that quick decision isn't always possible. We need to get it. With the business we're in, it's too crucial," he further said.