Tottenham Hotspur and Watford recorded a draw on Saturday.
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is unhappy with Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane’s actions because he thinks he fouled Christian Kabasele in the build-up to Dele Alli’s controversial goal.
Flores also suggested that Mauricio Pochettino, who switched to a back four at half-time, played three at the back at the start of the game because the club is ‘not in the best moment.”
Whilst all the talk was about whether Alli handled the ball in the lead up to the goal, and the confusion afterwards, Flores thinks Kane pushed Kabasele when the duo went for a header following Toby Alderweireld’s long-ball forward.
After the game, Flores was fuming with the decision to allow Tottenham’s goal to stand, as he also shared his brief thoughts on Spurs’ tactics.
“We know Tottenham is not in the best moment,” said Flores, as quoted by Football. London. “This is why they maybe switched to three defenders to change it. They are fighting a lot to change things.”
“I think there’s nothing wrong if I say that I believe that’s a penalty,” Flores told BBC Sport. “I think it was a penalty. You can see exactly what happened there. I completely believe it was a penalty.
“I also believe there is a foul by Kane on Kabasele. He pushes with both hands. But this is just my opinion.”
There was a lot of confusion surrounding Alli’s equaliser because whilst it was thought VAR allowed the goal to stand, the screen on the stadium was saying the opposite.
That didn’t help anyone’s call, as the referee, after checking with his colleagues once again, ensured and confirmed that the goal does actually stand.
From Spurs’ perspective, they won’t be too fussed because they have secured a point after putting in another lacklustre display, though the fans will be getting very frustrated with what the team is producing on the field of play.
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