Alasdair Gold has revealed in his column for Football.London that Cristian Romero was winding up the Brighton players after Son Heung-min’s opening goal on Saturday.

There was no love lost between the two sides at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Roberto De Zerbi angrily gesticulating at Cristian Stellini even before kick-off.

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The tension rose through the game, particularly among the Brighton players and staff after some controversial decisions went against them, and it reached a boiling point in the second half when the two benches clashed, resulting in both Stellini and De Zerbi being sent off.

It was a tense affair on the pitch too, with a couple of altercations between the two sets of players.

Unsurprisingly, Romero was in the thick of it, with Gold revealing that the Argentine did not miss his chance to wind up his opponents.

The journalist stated that after Son scored a beauty to enter the Premier League’s 100 goals club, Romero celebrated with a roar at Brighton defender Lewis Dunk with his fists pumping outwards.

The Spurs centre-back then allegedly turned to goalkeeper Jason Steele and the fans behind him to celebrate.

Spurs Web Opinion

While I love Romero as a player, as well as his passion and fight, I am personally not a fan of the Argentine’s tendency to celebrate in people’s faces.

I believe that it shows a lack of class and a lack of respect for fellow professionals. I would prefer him to cut it out.

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