Chris Foy comments on Robertson-Trippier incident that left Pochettino furious

Referee Chris Foy officiates during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on May 24, 2015....

Tottenham lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League final last night.

Referee Chris Foy officiates during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on May 24, 2015....

Ex-Premier League referee Chris Foy has told the Daily Mail that whilst Mauricio Pochettino was 'furious', Andrew Robertson shouldn't have been carded for a first-half foul on Kieran Trippier last night.

Tottenham look on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid last night, but their dream run to the final ended in heartache.

Mohamed Salah's early penalty put Liverpool in front after a Moussa Sissoko handball, and Spurs were all approach play but no finish for the rest of the game.

 

Divock Origi's late strike sealed it for Liverpool, handing Jurgen Klopp's side a 2-0 win and the Champions League trophy, having lost to Real Madrid in the final last year.

Tottenham were left heartbroken, with Pochettino tearful after the final whistle, and whilst you'd think that the Sissoko handball decision was a major talking point, Pochettino was seemingly angry about another first half incident.

Kieran Trippier was chasing Liverpool's Andrew Robertson, and was hit with an arm in the face by the Scot, leaving Trippier on the floor and Pochettino 'furious'.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool clashes with Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano...

Now, ex-Premier League referee Foy has suggested that whilst Pochettino was angry with the officials that no card was given, he felt the fould wasn't as bad as it first looked, and referee Damir Skomina got the decision spot on by awarding a foul and no card.

“Later in the half Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was furious with the officials over a hand in the face from Andrew Robertson on Kieran Trippier which left the England full back on the deck,” said Foy. “But it wasn't as bad as it looked. It was a foul - which was given - and it certainly didn't warrant a card. Again, Skomina called it absolutely right,” he added.

Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham gives instructions during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid,...

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