MARC CUCURELLA has vowed to not minimize his flowing locks regardless of having his hair sneakily pulled by Cristian Romero within the Battle of the Bridge II.
Chelsea’s new £62million defender – who final had his curls tugged in an Beneath-12s match – insists the Tottenham star ought to have been despatched off for the schoolboy foul in Sunday’s explosive 2-2 draw.
Cucurella insists he won’t minimize his hair regardless of Romero pulling itGetty
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Cucurella admitted it harm as Romero’s hair-pull hauled him to the bottom at a nook, however when requested if he’ll now chop his well-known barnet, he replied: “No. By no means. That is my fashion.
“It’s unusual, I keep in mind just one different time I had a participant try this.
“I was very young, I was in the academy Under-12s, but I never had another episode of this since.”
Neither ref Anthony Taylor nor VAR Mike Dean took any motion and moments later, Harry Kane headed Spurs’ second equaliser six minutes into harm time to seize a Stamford Bridge draw.
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Livid Blues boss Thomas Tuchel blasted the officers, raging: “Since when has it been permitted to pull an opponent’s hair?”
And Cucurella, 24, added: “The referee within the stadium mentioned they had been checking a purple card and for me, it’s very clear.
“The video could be very clear.
“I don’t know what occurred with the referee. It’s the identical: you kick my leg, you pull my hair. However the referee didn’t perceive.
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“That is soccer and on this recreation, it was an error. However in one other recreation, the referee takes a very good choice.
“This one is a referee or VAR error.”
However Cucurella says he bears no grudge to his 27-year-old Argentinian rival over the foul.
The previous Brighton star mentioned: “It was a struggle on the pitch. I spoke with him earlier than the sport and I’ve no drawback with him.
“It was only an action in the game, but an important action as it maybe changed the final result.”
Tuchel and Spurs boss Antonio Conte had been each despatched off after two livid touchline bust-ups, whereas Tuchel can also be dealing with an FA cost after accusing Taylor of being bias towards Chelsea and insisting he ought to by no means once more be in command of a Blues match.
It was harking back to the unique explosive Battle of the Bridge six years in the past which ended Spurs’ title hopes.
Cucurella added: “It was a derby and all derbies are troublesome and have a very good ambiance.
“But the team played really well.”
Cucurella additionally revealed that information of Chelsea captain and fellow Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta staying on was an enormous consider persuading him to hitch from the Seagulls.
He mentioned: “I’m very pleased with this as a result of Azpilicueta is a legend right here.
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“The gaffer in contrast me with him which is excellent for me.
“I’ve a very good duty to work laborious and he helped me loads with housing, faculties, youngsters.
“It’s very good the captain is Spanish, I’m happy.”