Jamie Carragher agrees with Thomas Tuchel over controversial moment during Chelsea vs Tottenham
Tottenham scored a late equaliser to take a point at Stamford Bridge, but the dramatic goal was a controversial one.
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But Tottenham were a little lucky that the goal was allowed to stand due to a big risk taken by Romero.
Romero pulled Marc Cucurella’s hair in the build-up to the goal, and it sparked a huge reaction on the touchline, with Thomas Tuchel hitting the roof.
After the game, the Chelsea boss fumed: “Since when can we pull hair in a football match? They checked and nothing happened — absolutely ridiculous.”
By the rulebook, it was a clear foul from Romero, but Tottenham got away with one, with VAR not deciding it was enough to mean the goal should be ruled out.
Interestingly, the incident has not brought any retrospective action, either, despite former referee Mark Halsey confirming it was a red card by the book.
On the back of the incident, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher also weighed in on Romero, slaming the Spurs star.
“It was a stupid thing to do,” he said on Sky Sports. “He (Romero) 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.”
As far as Tottenham are concerned, it’s a case of no harm, no foul for Romero, but the Argentine would have been in trouble with his boss if his actions had prevented the dramatic late equaliser.
For that reason, he is likely to be told to behave himself on set-pieces to avoid any risk of, not only preventing a goal, but of being sent off for violent conduct.