Brendan Rodgers insists he has no problems with Cristian Romero’s challenge in the build-up to Tottenham’s second goal as his Leicester side were beaten 3-1.
Spurs put themselves back in the Premier League win column with a vital win over the Foxes on Sunday courtesy of a header from Harry Kane and a double from Heung-min Son.
Although Antonio Conte’s men were made to work hard for the three points, a moment from Romero in the second half changed the momentum in Tottenham’s favour.
The defender won two important challenges in midfield, including one on Caglar Soyuncu shortly before Son fired in an effort after being teed up by Dejan Kulusevski.
Romero’s robust tackle was thought to have frustrated the Leicester players at the time (Sky Sports), although the goal was allowed to stand which handed Spurs a two-goal cushion.
But Rodgers believes the Argentine was strong but fair in winning back possession and feels the onus was on his team to be equally as committed in the challenge.
He said (via Football.London): “No, no, absolutely not. There was no problem with the tackle. I had a problem with us not winning the tackle. Romero was strong, aggressive and that’s what you want from your centre-half.”
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Romero’s tackle was very key in keeping Spurs on the attack and it was basically the part of the move that got them their second goal.
It was a strong challenge, but he got all of the ball which rendered it allowable and it was the right call judging by Rodger’s reaction to it too.
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