Tottenham Star Courts Controversy with Tweets About Disallowed Goal vs Arsenal

Tottenham Star Courts Controversy with Tweets About Disallowed Goal vs Arsenal

Rene Otinga
updated at April 29, 2024 at 6:04 AM
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  • Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 3-2 by Arsenal on Sunday, April 28
  • The game could have gone different had Spurs’ disallowed goal stood
  • Cristian Romero went on a tirade on social media in since deleted tweets

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Tottenham star Cristian Romero courted controversy with scathing tweets after his side’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in the North London derby.

The Lilywhites went three down in the first half through goals from Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scoring an own goal.

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Cristian Romero warms up prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC on April 28, 2024 in London, England. Photo by Clive Rose.
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Romero gave his side hope with a goal to make it 3-1 in the 64th minute, while Heung Min Son set up a tense final moment by reducing Arsenal’s lead to one goal after scoring from the penalty spot.

Spurs thought they had salvaged a draw when Micky Van de Ven pounced on a loose ball from David Raya to slot home.

The goal was, however, ruled out by VAR, who deemed the Dutchman to have been marginally offside despite Pedro Porro’s shot bouncing off Gabriel Magalhaes.

Romero’s response

Romero was among the most incensed players from the Spurs camp, and he made his feelings known on social media.

The Argentine took to social media to claim West Ham had a similar goal which was allowed to stand earlier in the season.

On that occasion, a shot came off Romero and another Tottenham defender, allowing Jarrod Bowen to slot home.

“West Ham scored a similar goal against us,” Romero tweeted, per @thespurswatch.

He quickly deleted the post, presumably because replays showed he was playing Bowen onside in the build-up to the goal he was referring to.

Defeat leaves Spurs on 60 points, seven points behind Aston Villa, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

David Raya on mistakes

Sports Brief also reported on David Raya’s take on his mistakes in the North London derby.

Raya mistakenly chipped the ball directly to Cristian Romero, who capitalised on the error from the edge of the box to narrow the hosts' deficit.

Reflecting on his blunder in a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Raya acknowledged that mistakes are inherent to the game but assured Arsenal supporters that he would glean valuable lessons from the experience.

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