Ex-Chelsea Star Faults Romero, Lenglet For Aston Villa’s First Goal Vs Spurs
Former Chelsea striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has blamed Christian Romero and Clement Lenglet for Aston Villa’s first goal in Tottenham’s Premier League defeat.
Tottenham lost 2-0 to Aston Villa today January 1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Emi Buendia and Douglas Luiz scored two second half goals to win the encounter.
While speaking on Sky Sports as quoted by Birminghammail.co.uk, Hasselbaink questions Lenglet and Romero’s passion on the field of play.
“That’s what you do as a striker, whether it’s a shot from the midfield you react,” Hasselbaink said.
“You never know if the goalkeeper is going to spill it and he does. Anticipate really really well and he gets the ball.
“But how bad is the defending of Romero and Lenglet. Have a little bit of passion, here he gets pushed away…it’s a clever ball by Watkins and well taken by Buendia.”
Romero has nine Premier League appearances this season while Lenglet has played 10 games with two assists.
Tottenham are occupy the fifth position in the Premier League after accumulating 30 points from 17 games.
Spurs will face Crystal Palace next on January 4 at Selhurst Park Stadium.