Jamie Carragher criticises 'stupid' Romero after Tottenham draw
Jamie Carragher has told Super Sunday (broadcast on 14/8; 6:56) that Cristian Romero was asking to be sent off during Tottenham Hotspur’s draw with Chelsea on Sunday, labelling the defender stupid for an incident involving Marc Cucurella.
Spurs picked up what could be a huge point. And that made a real statement as they twice came from behind to earn a point from their trip to Stamford Bridge.
Harry Kane’s equaliser came with one of the very last touches of the game. The striker was there to flick the ball home from a late corner to send the away end into a frenzy.
But the corner came about after Romero seemingly avoided a red card following a clash with Cucurella. As they waited for another corner, the Argentinian pulled the Chelsea left-back down by his hair.
It was a nasty action from the centre-back. And he was fortunate to not be penalised. Obviously, had a decision gone against Tottenham, they would have missed out on the corner from which they equalised.
Romero had already threatened to lose his cool at the other end of the pitch after a clash with Kai Havertz. And Carragher was extremely critical of the defender for his actions in a fiery second-half.
“It was a stupid thing to do. He looked like he was destined to get sent off with the coming together he was having with Havertz at one stage wasn’t he? He wasn’t letting that go,” he told Super Sunday.
Romero stupid over Cucurella clash
It was needless from Romero. But his fire and temper is clearly a key part of his game. Most of the time, he manages to avoid crossing the line.
And Tottenham fans would probably not want him any other way. He has been sensational since moving to North London. And he should be able to improve even further in the years to come.
There are going to be times when he goes too far. Sunday was one of those occasions. Thankfully for Tottenham, he avoided being penalised for it.
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