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Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea boss says referee Anthony Taylor should not referee his team again after Spurs draw | Football News

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel feels Tottenham’s two goals in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge should not have been conceded and referee Anthony Taylor should never let his team down again. I don’t think we should judge.

Sent off after the final whistle after the second fracas of the afternoon with Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte, Tuchel saw Kai Havertz build up to Tottenham’s first equalizing goal. He was furious that he was not awarded a free kick in ups.

Cristian Romero then went unpunished deep in injury time for pulling Marc Cucurella’s hair after VAR ruled him out of the red card. From the next corner Harry Kane tied with a header.

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Watch Free: Highlights from Chelsea and Tottenham’s 2-2 draw

Chelsea fans have long argued for Taylor’s agenda against the Blues after a string of decisions in previous matches.

When asked if Taylor should referee Chelsea again, Taylor said: ‘Maybe it would be better.

“But honestly, we also have VAR to make the right decisions. Since when can a player pull his hair? I don’t blame him.

“I didn’t see it, but there are people in VAR who check this and they look at it, why is this not a free kick and not a red card? How?

“In this case, this has nothing to do with the referee. If he doesn’t see something, there is someone who checks if a crucial error has occurred.”

When asked about Chelsea supporters’ concerns about Taylor’s refereeing, Tuchel said:

“It’s not just the fans. The players will know. They know what’s going on on the pitch. They know it.”

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Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hoybjerg equalizer sparks a touchline fight between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte

“Of course,” Tuchel added when asked if his players were worried about Taylor taking over.

And when told he was likely to face a touchline suspension against Leeds next weekend, Tuchel said: “Good! I can’t coach, but the referee can whistle for the next game.” Told.

Tuchel: Both Spurs goals should not have been allowed

Cristian Romero pulled Mark Cucurella’s hair before Spurs’ second-half equalizer

Tuchel was upset after scoring two goals for Tottenham.

“I have to say both. [Spurs] The goal is unbearable. The only team that deserved to win and that was us. I feel sorry for my team that we didn’t get the result we deserved,” said Tuchel. sky sports.

“It was a clear foul on Kai Havertz in the build-up. [to Tottenham’s first goal], clear foul.There was 1 tactical foul [Reece] James got the yellow. I don’t know how many tactical fouls Hojbjerg and Bentancur committed today. The situation dragged on and it was clear offside for Richarlison. He is in line for a shot. He even goes to the ball so Mendy can’t see the ball. They’re checking and it’s a clear offside.”

For Tottenham’s second goal, Romero’s hair pull just before Kane’s equalizer in stoppage time was reviewed, but VAR decided not to intervene.

Conte: “The referee’s criticism makes me angry”

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte clash at the final whistle at Stamford Bridge
Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte clash at the final whistle at Stamford Bridge

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was unhappy with Tuchel’s criticism of officials’ performance.

He said: “You know very well that I never, never, never, never talk about the decisions of referees. And I will continue with this. [it] It annoys me a little bit, but at the same time, everyone tries to do what they want.

“But again, I don’t want to comment on refereeing, but I have never commented on refereeing in England.”

Tuchel and Conte both laugh off ‘fun’ bust-ups

Tuchel and Conte were sent off after the final whistle blew after a second touchline altercation of the afternoon.

The pair were both booked after a Tottenham equalizer in a major dugout brawl.

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See all the quarrels between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte during and after the thriller at Stamford Bridge as emotions overflowed

When asked if he enjoyed it, Tuchel said: “Yes, I think he enjoyed it too. It wasn’t bad.

“I compared it to two players having a bit of a fight on the field and nothing happened and no one got hurt. If you make a hard and fair tackle, go later.” You don’t have to apologize for the fact that we have Premier League football and two managers in attendance today.

“No one was insulted or hurt. We weren’t fighting or anything like that. So it’s not a big deal for me. Today was part of that and of course it boiled over It got hot, but nothing bad.Part of the game.

“We fought for both teams and it happened. We are very close here.

“It was a very intense match and both dugouts were very close together, so it got a little hot from both of us.

Conte agreed and joked: “For what happened, I think we enjoyed it.

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has been tight-lipped about his full-time altercation with Thomas Tuchel after a hard-fought match at Stamford Bridge

“I will stay on the bench and finish with the staff on my side.

“Sure, I have a video to help you understand what happened. Granted, I’m not a pacifist. If you see aggression, my answer is aggression.

“But again, this doesn’t matter. The most important thing is that the game is a great game and the two teams are on a big level. It was really important to get the points.”

Tuchel, who ran to the touchline after Reece James’ goal to lead Chelsea 2-1, was asked if he was upset about celebrating his first equalizer for Spurs and said: “It’s a really good celebration for both sides. It was a celebration, I think.

“And run and jump, you will understand this celebration.”