Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison criticized Aaron Ramsdale’s provocation for celebrating in front of Spurs fans.
Spurs were defeated by Arsenal 2-0 in the North London derby in Week 20 of the English Premier League at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday (15/1).
Antonio Conte’s squad performed poorly in the first half. Arsenal’s advantage was created from the 14th minute through an own goal by Hugo Lloris, who mistakenly anticipated Bukayo Saka’s cross. The Gunners doubled the score through Martin Odegaard’s long-range shot in the 36th minute.
After the match, Ramsdale’s provocation continued by kissing the Arsenal logo and celebrating his team’s victory in front of the home fans who were behind the goal. Richarlison, who was also provoked by emotions, ended up having friction with the former Bournemouth goalkeeper.
“What I really didn’t like was their goalkeeper. He was celebrating in front of our fans,” said Richarlison, who came on as a substitute.
“This is disrespectful to our supporters, he has their own supporters, he should celebrate with their supporters, not provoke our fans,” he added.
As for this result, Spurs failed to gain points in two North London Derbies this season after losing 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in the first meeting last October.
On the standings board, Arsenal lead with a collection of 47 points, aka eight points ahead of Manchester City who finished second. While the Spurs stuck in fifth position with the acquisition of 33 points.