Gary Neville insists Destiny Udogie was 'lucky' to avoid red card
Gary Neville insists Destiny Udogie was a ‘lucky boy’ to avoid being sent off against Chelsea and labels the Tottenham defender’s reckless challenge as a tackle ‘footballers hate’
- The Spurs defender was booked for a reckless challenge on Raheem Sterling
- Destiny Udogie leapt in with his studs showing against the Chelsea winger
- Gary Neville believes Udogie should have been immediately sent off
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Gary Neville labelled Destiny Udogie as a ‘lucky boy’ after the Tottenham defender clattered recklessly into Raheem Sterling in Monday’s clash against Chelsea.
Udogie went in two-footed during a slide tackle as he attempted to win the ball back from Sterling who fortunately jumped over the incoming challenge.
VAR reviewed the incident but eventually decided a yellow card would suffice as punishment, something Neville vehemently disagreed with.
Udogie came off the ground with both feet and his studs up against Sterling and Neville is adamant the 20-year-old should have been sent walking.
‘He’s a lucky boy because that is a challenge that is universally hated,’ said Neville on Sky Sports.
Gary Neville labelled Destiny Udogie (pictured) as a ‘lucky boy’ after he avoided being sent off against Chelsea
‘That’s the one the footballers, the professionals hate.
‘You don’t do that. That tackle went about 15, 20 years ago. You just don’t do that any more.
‘He would have snapped Sterling’s leg had the Chelsea player not pulled it away.’
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