Among the experts who criticized Cristian Romero for his tackle during Tottenham’s victory against Newcastle that ought to have resulted in his dismissal was Gary Neville.
Richarlison, Son Heung-min, and Destiny Udogie scored goals as Spurs easily defeated Newcastle 4-1.
But following Romero’s careless challenge on Callum Wilson in the 80th minute, the home team was fortunate to be able to play with their entire lineup.
The Argentine only recently returned from a three-game suspension after being sent off in the 4-1 loss to Chelsea. He was given a yellow card but avoided a red, which would have resulted in a four-game suspension.
It was a “crazy” football player’s red card challenge, according to Neville.
I really can’t stand him. “Very crazy,” former Manchester United player Neville remarked while providing commentary for Sky Sports.
“Upon first glance, I believe it to be a red card.” Romero, he is insane. It’s always he who has to tackle. He does not think about slowing down players.
It is a red in my opinion. My sympathy for him is pretty limited. He simply crossed the ball and landed on his ankle. He is not protected. It’s frightening. It’s going to cost his team, despite what some may believe, but Jamie Redknapp, a former Tottenham midfielder, continued.
“He’s competent; he reads the game well and has good technique with the ball.” However, he consistently makes snap decisions. He needs to lead by example now that he is vice captain.
“That’s not something you can continue doing. All day, everything is red. I don’t believe he will get it. He attacks when he notices red. You are unable to tame certain players.
“He is the player he is because of the aggression in him. I always have the feeling that he will either send someone off for his team or give up a goal when I watch him.
With a 3-0 lead and cruise control, there was no need to issue a challenge. Following your punishment, you returned to the game and found that there was no actual needle. He merely exaggerates things. I was expecting them to switch to VAR after Chris Kavanagh was given a yellow card. The match would have gone to four games if he had been sent off. Though he’s an incredibly talented player, it’s useless to be constantly sent off.