Tottenham’s 4-1 loss to fierce London rivals Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday night (6 November) in the Premier League marked their first loss of the 2023–24 campaign.
Spurs were down to nine men after Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie were sent off in a wild affair. Although Nicolas Jackson scored a hat-trick, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham team won the match despite five goals being disallowed during the match.
TalkSPORT analyst Jamie O’Hara expressed his dissatisfaction with Romero’s performance, saying that the Argentine defender ought to feel ashamed of himself for failing his teammates.
Romero previously avoided a red card for challenging Levi Colwill, but he was punished for challenging Enzo Fernandez.
“He went out there intending to cause harm to someone.” It takes a leader to win big games. You have to be the center of attention,” O’Hara stated on talkSPORT.
“He has disappointed his teammates. He ought to feel guilty about that.
Ange Postecoglou would be concerned about James Maddison and Micky van de Ven, as both players sustained injuries during the contest.
Romero has demonstrated leadership abilities in the past and has been an important player for both the club and the nation. He lost his composure due to the excitement of the game, which was unexpected from a player of his caliber.
Spurs suffered greatly as a result of Romero’s careless insubordination. Despite having a strong start, they lost points due to their lack of discipline throughout the entire match. Even with nine players, Postecoglou took a chance by sticking with the high line, which gave Chelsea three more goals in the second half.