Jamie Redknapp says Spurs defender Sergio Reguilon should have complained to referee Michael Oliver to demand a VAR check after he gave Everton a penalty – with ‘not much contact’ leading to James Rodriguez falling to the ground
- Jamie Redknapp said Sergio Reguilon should have contested Everton’s penalty
- The Tottenham left-back collided with James Rodriguez to concede a spot kick
- Reguilon did not contest Michael Oliver’s decision despite ‘not much contact’
Jamie Redknapp believes that Sergio Reguilon should have questioned referee Michael Oliver’s penalty decision during the first half of Tottenham’s match against Everton.
After Harry Kane characteristically gave Spurs the lead following a mistake from Michael Keane inside the Everton box, the visitors at Goodison Park conceded a penalty on the stroke of half-time after a coming together between the left-back and Toffee’s playmaker James Rodriguez.
The Colombian hit the floor after Reguilon collided into the back of him while he was lining up a first-time effort and Oliver pointed to the spot.
Jamie Redknapp believes that Sergio Reguilon should have contested Everton’s penalty
The left-back collided into James Rodriguez inside the Tottenham box before half-time
Gylfi Sigurdsson converted the penalty to even the score before the break but Redknapp said that the Spaniard should have protested the decision after there was ‘not much’ contact.
‘The second angle is the most conclusive for me because of Reguilon’s reaction,’ Redknapp explained on Sky Sports while analysing the penalty decision at half-time.
‘You can’t always trust players because they are looking for anything they can get. Reguilon has come into the back of James, the first thing he does it sort of complain and then nothing.
Spurs defender Reguilon did not contest Michael Oliver’s decision despite ‘not much contact’
‘He is dejected, he walks away and not even complaining. You know with VAR you can get in the referee’s face and say ‘have a look at it’.
‘He knows there has been contact, not much but enough. It’s unusual for a player of James’ quality to miss the ball and kick the ground, the reason he has done that is because he has been kicked. A slight touch but it is a penalty.’