Carragher gives no-holds-barred verdict on Tottenham stars losing their heads at Chelsea
By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Jamie Carragher has slammed Tottenham’s players for “completing losing it” as tempers flared in a feisty 2-2 draw against Chelsea on Monday night.
Spurs’ faint title hopes were ended as Chelsea came from 2-0 down to level the scores and ensure Leicester were crowned Premier League champions.
There were a series of flashpoints at Stamford Bridge, including melees of players and coaches at half-time and at the final whistle.
Indeed, at one point Mousa Dembele clawed at the eye of Diego Costa in act of temper that could land him with a retrospective three-match ban for violent conduct.
In total, nine Spurs players received yellow cards, including four in the final nine minutes as they responded to Eden Hazard’s brilliantly-taken equaliser.
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Asked for his verdict on Tottenham’s players afterwards, TV pundit Carragher told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme: “They completely lost it. They looked like they were losing it before half time and Pochettino’s team talk needed to not be about tactics, but about emotions.
“You’re thinking, ‘2-0 lead, okay, relax, Chelsea have got to come at you, they’ve got it all to go for’.
“There were some shocking challenges in the game and their heads were completely gone. But the worst thing was
Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son gave the visitors a two-goal advantage at the break and although Gary Cahill pulled one back in the second half, the north Londoners were unable to secure the three points needed to stop Leicester winning the title on Monday.