CALLUM Wilson believes VAR is “taking a bit of the joy out of the game” after seeing his late strike chalked off against Tottenham on Thursday night.

The England frontman thought he had claimed a big three points for Eddie Howe’s men when his overhead kick nestled in the net late on against Spurs at Vitality Stadium.

But after video assistant Michael Oliver saw the ball had struck Joshua King’s hand en route to going in – the hosts had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Wilson, who returned after serving a two-game ban, told afcbTV: “So late, to have the ball in the back of the net. For me, when I’ve got my back to goal and trying an overhead kick, you can’t see what happens afterwards.

“Seeing it in the back of the net you just kind of celebrate but then Josh said it hit his hand as we were in the corner – after we’ve celebrated.

“You kind of just know it’s probably going to be disallowed and it’s a bit frustrating, having celebrated.

“But this is what VAR is doing isn’t it? It’s obviously taking a bit of the joy out the game. If you’d have scored again you probably wouldn’t have celebrated a second time round.

“It’s a little bit frustrating but we go again.”

Giving his take on the performance as a whole, striker Wilson added: “I think we played a lot better than we have in recent weeks. We kept them to a minimum of chances, had ones of our own to win it, should have won it.

“I feel disappointed with a point but, at the end of the day, that could be a vital point at the end of the season.”