Leicester boss 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, although the goal was allowed to stand which handed Spurs a two-goal cushion.
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Leicester aren't happy with Romero's tackle on Soyuncu in the build up to goal but it stands 👇 pic.twitter.com/N5NyClDNLI
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Brendan when asked in the press conference if his players weren’t happy with Romero’s challenge:
“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.” He said.
Romero’s teammate and hero of the hour Heung-min Son also praised Cuti for his performance in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Leicester.
“The goal goes to him [Romero] from me because he won the tackle. Obviously, it was a risky challenge but sometimes as a defender we need that. Cuti made an unbelievable tackle.”
“Obviously, it’s always good to have a chance that when you lose the ball to win in back again and the transition, it’s always good to score.”
“Cuti did a fantastic job, not only in this situation but in all the games he played fantastic and I’m very happy for him.”