Mike Dean’s apologies won’t be accepted by Thomas Tuchel anytime soon, as the German coach feels that Anthony Taylor’s failure to examine Cristian Romero’s hair-pull on Marc Cucurella just before Spurs’ equalizer should never have happened in the first place. After the game, Antonio Conte of Spurs and Thomas Tuchel, who might earn a touchline suspension, got into an argument. Both managers were given red cards.
Mike Dean’s admission that he erred during Chelsea’s 2-2 Premier League match with Tottenham last weekend hasn’t satisfied Thomas Tuchel, according to him.
The decision that Tottenham’s Cristian Romero pulled Marc Cucurella’s hair was incorrect, as Mike Dean acknowledged on Thursday. Spurs capitalized on this by scoring a late equalizer in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge to earn a point. On-field referee Anthony Taylor declined to call the foul.
When Spurs’ Cristian Romero pushed Marc Cucurella to the ground by his hair during a corner routine, just before Harry Kane headed in an equalizer in the 96th minute to ruin the celebration at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel was particularly agitated.
Throughout the game, tensions were high, and Tuchel and Antonio Conte engaged in a furious argument that resulted in both of them receiving red cards.
Although it is still unknown whether either manager will be banned from the touchline, both will incur penalties from the FA.
Following the event, Dean, who was using VAR, said that he ought to have requested that referee Anthony Taylor watch the hair-pulling incident on the monitor.
Tuchel stated in the press conference held before Chelsea’s game against Leeds United that he did not find much satisfaction in Dean’s remarks.
Tuchel is not very interested in Dean’s apologies, but he was convinced that there was no animosity in his conversation with Conte.
Although it is unknown why Dean appears to have been relieved of his VAR duties because he is not named for any of the games this weekend.