Tottenham lost to West Ham United 1-2 in the 15th round of the 2023-24 Premier League held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, the U.K. at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). As Tottenham failed to add a point due to its defeat, it is now in danger of ranking fifth.
Tottenham got off to a good start as Christian Romero scored the first goal. Their rebound after three consecutive losses seemed to result in a 3-3 draw away from Manchester City this time around. They also showed good performance in the first half.
However, Tottenham allowed Jarrod Bowen to come from behind in the seventh minute of the second half and James Ward-Prowse in the 24th minute of the second half. Without Son Heung-min due to back injury, Tottenham failed to win five consecutive games. 안전놀이터
After the game, a chaotic situation also happened. Kulusevski rushed to the referee including Michael Salisbury. Kulusevski’s behavior was unusual for him, who rarely expresses his emotions in the stadium.
British ‘Talk Sports’ reported that “Kulusevski was angry and tried to confront the referee Salisbury, but he was restrained by his Tottenham teammates.”
It was not clear why Kluzewski expressed anger at the judges, but the media mentioned the situation just before the game ended. “It seemed that Kluzewski’s anger came after he was hit in the elbow while competing with Lucas Paqueta. At that time, Kluzewski was warned, but Paqueta escaped punishment,” he noted.
Looking back, when Kulusevski was trying to break through from the right, Paqueta came out of check. When the two players were fiercely competing for the ball, Paqueta’s elbow slightly hit Kulusevski on the nose. After that, Paqueta fell and Kulusevski complained of pain, which was called a foul by Kulusevski.
Afterwards, Kulusevski was treated by medical staff, and the game ended as it was. As soon as the final whistle was sounded, Kulusevski ran to the referee and protested fiercely. Eventually, a warning came out. When Kulusevski rushed in, the situation was cleared up a little quickly thanks to Udoji and Hishalisson’s strong restraint. If the protest is severe, additional warnings or exits may be received, so Udoji and Hishalisson, who blocked Kulusevski, made a good judgment.