EDDIE Howe admitted he had still been “on the fence” regarding the use of VAR but insisted: “It needs to prove itself for me that it’s good for the game.”

The Cherries boss has seen his side on either end of two mistakes regarding the implemented technology throughout the beginning of the Premier League campaign.

The incidents in question concern Youri Tielemans escaping punishment for a reckless challenge on Callum Wilson at Leicester and Jefferson Lerma tripping David Silva in the box against Man City at Vitality Stadium.

Mike Riley, the managing director of the elite refereeing body PGMOL, told Sky Sports News: "There were four incidents where VAR didn't intervene and had they done, we would have a better understanding of the role VAR plays in the game.

"(The mistakes) are all about the judgement of VAR and the process that we adopt.

"These are examples where VAR could have had a benefit and intervened to help the referee on the day.”

Giving his take on the use of VAR throughout his team’s opening four league games, Howe said: “It needs to prove itself for me that it’s good for the game.

“It’s like when we don’t perform well, you have to come out and say we haven’t performed well. There is no point hiding behind anything. I think you just have to come out and say it as it is."

He added: “I think it’s interesting the fact they have come out and said there has been mistakes made, which I think is a positive thing.

“I have no problem with them admitting that and coming out. I think it’s a positive thing for the game and for VAR.

“I always said, I thought at the start of the season there were going to be mistakes, there were going to be twists and turns in the use of it and how the grading system works and what they change.

“Certainly, the second one involving us, the Tielemans tackle. For me that should have been a red card. I will probably keep quiet on the other one!

“There will be things that need to be ironed out. You just hope that the consistency over the season is found and VAR is used successfully.”