Alan Brazil said the assertions that watching Tottenham vs. Chelsea was fantastic were “absolute garbage.”
Chaos in London
The analyst, who appeared on talkSPORT this morning, wasn’t impressed with Monday’s tumultuous game in North London.
Spurs’ London rivals defeated Ange Postecoglou’s team 4-1, and Mauricio Pochettino made his first Spurs appearance since his firing in 2019.
However, as Spurs used fewer players for most of the game, the result only tells part of the story.
After Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie had both just about escaped being sent off for earlier challenges. Romero sent off in the 33rd minute. While Udogie received a second yellow just after halftime.
There were five goals in the match, two red cards, the same amount of goals disallowed, and nine VAR checks in all.
After an odd first forty-five minutes, there were an additional twelve minutes of injury in the first half alone.
Alan Brazil not impressed
Alan Brazil wasn’t among those who looked to be enjoying the spectacle between Tottenham and Chelsea on Monday night.
You know, a lot of people think the Spurs vs. Chelsea game was fantastic, but how many of those claims actually stand up? I’m not into it,” he declared. “I’m not into football like that.”
“Let me tell you something. Did you know there were 21 minutes added between the first half and the second half?” Ally McCoist interjected after hearing the talk.
Brazil said, “It’s garbage; it’s absolute garbage.”
Though there were plenty of talking points during Tottenham’s loss to Chelsea, it’s difficult to disagree with Brazil in some situations.
Waiting for the VAR to review many rulings and rule out goals took up much of the first half.
Although it makes sense that many people loved the game on Monday night, you have to question how much better it could have been without the numerous interruptions from VAR.