Cucurella: Romero hair pull is clear, it's a referee and VAR error
Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella says Cristian Romero's hair pull on him was "clear" as day - and branded the decision not to punish the Tottenham defender as a "referee and VAR error".
Last weekend's Super Sunday clash between Chelsea and Tottenham descended into drama as Romero was not penalised for tugging on Cucurella's hair as Spurs attacked a corner. From the resulting phase of play, Harry Kane headed home a late corner to equalise for 2-2, with managers Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel clashing at full-time.
For me it is too clear in the game, on the pitch," Cucurella told a press conference when asked about the incident. "I didn't see it on the TV, the video. I think it's very clear, but this is one error of the referee or VAR.
Sometimes the referees have good decisions, sometimes not. This is not my problem. Maybe we need to work harder to not concede this goal in the last minute.
"I saw [VAR] checking for a red card in the stadium. For me it is clear. In this moment, I don't know what happened."
Cucurella also joked that his hair is fine and he will never consider changing his style - and added there were no hard feelings towards Tottenham defender Romero.