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Pundit says 25-year-old Tottenham player has annoyed Ange Postecoglou more than Destiny Udogie

Monday evening must have been the most frustrating night to date for Ange Postecoglou since joining Tottenham.

Not only did the Australian watch his team lose 4-1 to their London rivals, Chelsea. The manager also had to watch two of his players get sent off and another two come off injured.

It was a very frustrating evening for Postecoglou and the Tottenham fanbase, and speaking on ESPN, Craig Burley has outlined which player Postecoglou will be most annoyed with.

Both Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero were red-carded on the day, but Burley thinks that Postecoglou will be more annoyed with Romero due to the fact he’s older and should really know better.

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Romero’s red more frustrating than Udogie’s

Burley gave his verdict on the two players after their dismissals.

“Who will Ange be more upset with? Romero or Udogie?” Burley was asked.

“I think Romero. Udogie is a young player who has just come in. He’s done fantastically well and that for any young player, in a big derby, is a learning curve. We’re talking about a World Cup winner here, not somebody who is wet behind the ears. He kicked out stupidly on Colwill on the halfway line. Should’ve been sent off, he was already on the edge, and then that follow through was just pre-meditated and ridiculous. He will get three games, he already has Van de Ven out, for me, 100% I’m looking at the guy who I’m leaning on to marshall the back four, that would be a concern for me,” Burley said.

Should know better

Burley is absolutely right, Romero’s red card is a lot more frustrating than Udogie’s due to the fact he should know better.

Romero played that game as if he’d never been involved in a big match before, he let his emotions get the better of him and he proved to be a liability, but he shouldn’t be doing that at this stage of his career.

At this point, after winning a World Cup and playing so many big matches, performing in these games should come naturally to him, but, for some reason, that level of maturity just doesn’t seem to be part of Romero’s game.

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