Today’s comments from Andre Villas-Boas are both unnecessary and disappointing as he chose to publicly criticise Romelu Lukaku for the incident last Sunday which left Tottenham Hotspur and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris unconscious on the Goodison Park pitch.
Up until now observers have been unanimous in their defence on Everton’s colossus Belgium striker, who could have done little to avoid the on-rushing Lloris. The fact that Lukaku was booked was ludicrous and the comments from AVB prior to Tottenham’s Europa League match on Thursday evening defy belief.
“I want to believe that Lukaku’s leg was not left late to clash into Hugo’s head,” said Villas-Boas.
“I don’t want to question Lukaku. He is a young player and wonderfully gifted but I think he could have jumped over [Lloris] perfectly.”
Roberto Martinez is known to passionately defend his players and is expected to come out in full support of Lukaku in his weekly press conference on Thursday morning.
What are your views on AVB’s comments? Should he keep his views to himself or does he have just cause to criticise Lukaku’s actions?