Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella has insisted that he spoke to Cristian Romero before Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham and has no problem with the Argentine even after the hair-pulling incident. 

Replays showed that Romero tugged on Cucurella’s hair and brought the Chelsea man down in the build-up to Tottenham winning the corner kick from which Harry Kane’s scored a stoppage-time equaliser.

Thomas Tuchel hinted after the game that the Argentine should have been sent off and that Spurs’ equaliser should not have stood (Hayters TV).

Romero is not expected to face any retrospective punishment for the incident as it was reportedly checked by VAR during the game (Simon Stone).

Cucurella was asked if it hurt to have his hair pulled but he insisted the incident was not a ‘big problem’ and suggested that it only mattered because of how it could have impacted the result.

The former Brighton man also added that the Blues will get another chance to overcome their London rivals later in the season.

Watch what the 24-year-old said about Romero’s antics to Sky Sports Football Daily:

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Romero seemingly escaped because of a technicality as there is not a stipulated punishment for pulling someone’s hair in football as there is in rugby. However, following the incident on Sunday, it will likely be treated as violent conduct from now on and deemed a straight red.

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