Graham Potter gives honest verdict on Tomori’s sending off

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AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was sent off in the Champions League clash against AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

Mason Mount got the better of Tomori as he ran in behind the defender, only for Tomori to pull Mount.

German referee Daniel Siebert, didn’t hesitate to point to the spot and issue a red card to Tomori.

The red card to Tomori has sparked debate, and Graham Potter has claimed he didn’t really see the incident very clearly.

Commenting on the dismissal, Potter told BT Sport: “It’s hard from where I’m sitting. It looks like he had his hand on him and Mason Mount was through on goal.

“I need to look again clearly. It’s nice for the penalty and nice for Jorginho to score. It was a nice move to lead to it. It is what it is. Sometimes they go for you

“It’s tricky. You want to control the game but not to be too passive. With the atmosphere here, one action can result in a goal, the stadium erupts and they feel like they have an extra man.”

Chelsea now sit at the top of Group E, having sat at the bottom just two weeks ago.

Chelsea will qualify for the knockout stages if the Blues defeat Red Bull Salzburg in Austria on October 25.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Tomori’s sending off was harsh.

“The red card for Tomori feels harsh,” Carragher wrote on Twitter.

“But what happened to double jeopardy? Could it not just be a penalty and no red card [shrugging emoji].”

1 Comment on "Graham Potter gives honest verdict on Tomori’s sending off"

  1. Andrew Danjuma | October 12, 2022 at 11:48 am |

    Tomori deserve that red card

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