Marc Cucurella breaks silence on ‘ridiculous’ Chelsea v Tottenham incident
Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella spoke about having his hair being pulled during a match against Tottenham.
The Spanish defender who was making his home debut for the Blues has no doubt that the player should have been penalised.
The incident has been one of the hot topics in sports news this week, overshadowing the brilliant performance the former Brighton and Hove Albion defender put in, including an assist for Kalidou Koulibaly’s first half volley.
Speaking to the press since swapping Brighton for London, he admitted being surprised such a glaring error was overlooked.
He said: “For me, it is too clear in the game, on the pitch.
“I didn’t see it on the TV, the video.
“I think it’s very clear but this is one error of the referee or VAR. Sometimes the referees have good decisions, sometimes not.”
Thomas Tuchel furious over incident
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel who saw his side pegged back by the Kane header was furious the goal was allowed to stand.
He even asserted the referee should not be allowed to take charge of future Chelsea games - comments which are likely to get him into trouble with the football association.
The German manager told Sky Sports after the game: “Since when can we pull hair in a football match?
“They checked and nothing happened — absolutely ridiculous.”
The Blues will now hope to get back to winning ways when they take on Leeds this weekend.
The Yorkshire side also threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 at Southampton which makes the game over the weekend quite fascinating.