Pundit Noel Whelan has slammed Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga after his blunder against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Argentine shot-stopper made a horrendous error in the game just before half-time. Instead of using his hands to claim a ball that was running away from Marcos Alonso, he rushed out with his foot in the air, colliding with the Spaniard (Sky Sports).
His error led to a penalty for Chelsea which was dispatched by Willian, sealing a 2-0 win for the Blues against their London rivals.
Whelan is in no doubt that the offence warranted a penalty being given against Spurs and has questioned the ex-Southampton goalkeeper’s decision-making.
When discussing Gazzaniga and his mistake against Chelsea, Whelan told Football Insider: “The goalkeeper, what was he thinking?
“Absolutely horrendous decision to come out and completely miss the ball but smash the player. It had to go to VAR for a penalty, at least they got one right, of course it’s got to be right – it’s a stone-cold penalty.
“It’s bordering on GBH! It was that bad.”
There is no doubting that Gazzaniga made a huge error against Chelsea and VAR was definitely right in this instance to award a penalty.
It was a bad moment for the 27-year-old, who is currently deputising between the sticks due to an elbow injury to regular number one Hugo Lloris.
He cannot afford to make more blunders like that, otherwise it will mean that Jose Mourinho has an easy decision to make when Lloris does return to fitness, which should be in February (TEAMtalk).
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