Richarlison calls Ramsdale’s celebration ‘disrespectful’
Tottenham forward Richarlison called out Arsenal’s keeper Aaron Ramsdale for celebrating in front of Spurs fans after winning the North London Derby, calling him ‘disrespectful’ to ESPN.
“What I really didn’t like was their goalkeeper going to celebrate in front of our fans,” Richarlison said. “It’s kind of disrespectful to our fans, he has his fans, he has to go celebrate with his fans, not be cute with our fans.”ESPN
Ramsdale raised his arms and kissed the badge in front of Spurs supporters after his side secured a 2-0 victory away at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. In response, Richarlison shoved Ramsdale, sparking a brawl that drew in other players.
A Spurs fan also decided to join in. He jumped over the fence and kicked Ramsdale in the back before scarpering off, even though he’d been seen on TV by millions. The fan has yet to be identified.
Mikel Arteta had to sprint over to prevent more of his players from fighting. He looked especially concerned when Granit Xhaka got involved, presumably to prevent more of these sorts of things from happening.
Richarlison was not worried about facing punishment for his actions.
“Punishment nothing. People know that we tried to do our best, but you have to respect other teams. He [Ramsdale] lacked respect there, and I went there to call him up on it.”ESPN
Richarlison had gotten into scuffles with fellow Brazilians Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes earlier in the game and was clearly wound up by the result. Due to the defeat, Tottenham are now five points behind Man United in fourth, who have a game on hand.
It’s been a poor season for Spurs, who came into the season with high hopes after spending £145 million on new signings in the summer of 2022, and a proven winner in charge in Antonio Conte.
Five out of the seven Vendetta writers predicted that Tottenham would finish in the top four, which is looking less and less likely given Conte’s uncertain future and their limp display on Sunday. They just have not lived up to the hype.
Arsenal on the other hand have been great. They dominated the North London Derby, pressing high and forcing mistakes. Despite Tottenham’s spending, the Arsenal players are better quality and better drilled.
Conte has a lot to think about before their game against Man City on Wednesday.