Pundit: 'I would be raging' at Tottenham after Sky update
Alan Hutton has admitted he “would be raging” as Tottenham reportedly plot to fine Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero for playing for Argentina.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs star slammed the club for their plans to punish the pair.
As reported by Sky Sports (7th September), Romero and Lo Celso are set to be fined by Tottenham for heading out on international duty without permission.
Both Spurs stars took part in Argentina’s controversial World Cup qualifier against Brazil.
The match was suspended and eventually abandoned after health officials intervened mid-game over a breach of quarantine protocols.
Spurs reportedly did not give Lo Celso or Romero the green light to play for their country.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
As such, Hutton insisted he would be furious if he was either player.
Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I’m trying to make sense of this, trying to put myself in their position. This is what I don’t get. How can you not get permission?
“If that was me and I was wanting to represent my country, and my club said I wasn’t to go but I did and then I came back and I got fined, I would be raging.
“Are we at school? You’re not meant to be able to stand in the way if a player wants to go and play international football, it’s as simple as that.
“I understand from the club’s point of view, I totally get it. If they are going to a situation where they may have to quarantine, I do get it.
“But ultimately you can’t stop that. If the player wishes to go and represent his country, you have to allow it.”
In other news, Tottenham told to sanction swap deal after “serious bid” update.