Jamie Carragher launched a savage assault on Tottenham’s Serge Aurier after his foul helped Manchester City to a fourth successive Carabao Cup triumph on Sunday.
Spurs seemed like they had been taking the Wembley contest to extra-game as City didn’t make their dominance rely, earlier than Aymeric Laporte headed house a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick late on.
It was little greater than Pep Guardiola’s males deserved, however the purpose might have been simply prevented – with Aurier taking the brunt of the blame.
Aurier was tasked with retaining the likes of Raheem Sterling quiet and it was the Man City ahead who the Spurs right-back needlessly fouled for the decisive set-piece which led to City’s winner.
And Carragher, like former Spurs gamers Jamie Redknapp and Michael Dawson earlier than him, made his emotions crystal clear relating to Aurier on Monday Evening Soccer.
“It’s good ability [from Sterling], nevertheless it’s not ok from this man [Aurier],” Carragher mentioned.
“Raheem Sterling is on his weak foot and crossing [the ball] for a City crew that don’t have a centre ahead – let’s not neglect.
“Aurier is possibly one of many greatest liabilities in Premier League soccer and is a participant who may put you off administration with the quantity of loopy determination he makes.
“We all know what occurred with the purpose, he finally ends up operating off the pitch permitting Sterling – the worst factor you are able to do – on that proper foot virtually get the purpose.”
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Carragher additionally mentioned he can perceive why Spurs are usually criticised after they had been outclassed by City all through proceedings – however refused to put the blame for the defeat on the door of interim boss Ryan Mason.
He added: “When Spurs followers get upset the rationale folks discuss them in them phrases is due to video games like this.
“The final 4 cup finals they haven’t scored a purpose. And this efficiency is mainly why they’re caught with this tag.
“And I can’t argue for them. And Spurs followers can’t argue for them on the again of this efficiency. It’s on the gamers. Nothing to do with the supervisor.”