Ange Postecoglou has defined that he took all precautions in bringing Cristian Romero off amid confusion over the defender’s substitution in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Brentford.
Romero put Tottenham in entrance with a aim within the eleventh minute. It was a dream begin for Postecoglou in his first Premier League sport in cost, though some issues are extra essential than outcomes.
Accordingly, Postecoglou took the choice to take away Romero shortly after he had opened the scoring on account of suspected concussion regardless of protests from the Argentine centre-back.
The Australian coach stated he had no regrets over that call, however criticised the very fact it didn’t rely as a concussion substitute as a result of fallacious type being given to the fourth official.
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Premier League sides are allowed two additional substitutions, on prime of their allotted 5, to exchange gamers suspected of struggling concussion.
“Their (medical group’s) info was that he wasn’t that regular and along with his head after scoring, I’m not taking any dangers in that state of affairs at the present time and what we all know of head accidents,” added Postecoglou.
“The final particular person you need to be directed by is the participant himself. He has no concept. The disappointing factor is that apparently we stuffed out the fallacious type for a concussion sub.
“That is insanity at the present time. It is fairly clear why we took the man off. It is black and white for us, we’re not going to take any dangers with our individuals after we know what the repercussions are.”
The soccer world applauded Postecoglou for placing Romero’s wellbeing first, with NBC Sports’ Tim Howard describing it as “good administration”.
Ange Postecoglou (centre proper) consoles Cristian Romero (C) as he leaves the sport. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)Source: AFP