Romero in the face of terror against Milan:

Romero in the face of terror against Milan:

Tottenham-Milan 0-0 (0-1 on aggregate)

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After Tottenham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sheffield United earlier in March, and left out of the race for the Premier League title, the Champions League was the only trophy the London club was still fighting for.

Spurs had to manage without Cristian Romero in the last quarter. They found it very difficult to overturn the 0-1 loss from the previous match and thus were knocked out of the Champions League.

Romero was sent off after receiving his second yellow card for a horrific foul on Milan’s Theo Hernandez. The Milan player’s cries of pain could be heard very well through the TV screen.

– A very unnecessary treatment to take regardless of whether or not you have yellow. It’s an incredible roller blind, says Mina Finstad Berg.

A full head spray from Romero, who had to make a heavy trek to the dressing room.

Terrible tackle: Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez. Photo: Justin Tallis

Terrible tackle: Tottenham's Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan's Theo Hernandez.  Photo: Justin Tallis

Terrible tackle: Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez. Photo: Justin Tallis

Terrible tackle: Tottenham's Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan's Theo Hernandez.  Photo: Justin Tallis

Terrible tackle: Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez. Photo: Justin Tallis

Terrible tackle: Tottenham's Christian Romero was sent off for a bad foul on AC Milan's Theo Hernandez.  Photo: Paul Childs

Terrible tackle: Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off for a bad foul on AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez. Photo: Paul Childs

Terrible tackle: Tottenham's Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan's Theo Hernandez.  Photo: Paul Childs

Terrible tackle: Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off after this ugly tackle on AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez. Photo: Paul Childs

Terrible tackle: Tottenham's Christian Romero was sent off for a bad foul on AC Milan's Theo Hernandez.  Photo: John Walton

Terrible tackle: Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off for a bad foul on AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez. Photo: John Walton

– It’s completely brutal. I think in all my time following football, since the early eighties, I’ve never seen a centre-back more brutal than this. Play this way in WC too. He and Otamendi beat up the players. Morton Langley says he’s on the verge of getting a red card in every game he plays.

– Today is problematic. He creates problems for his team. The second treatment is completely stupid. Almost at the halfway line, Langley continues.

Romero’s teammate Clement Lenglet believes the full-back should not be charged for not progressing, and that they have been reduced to one man less.

Everyone knows what a good player he is. This is one of his qualities and sometimes it’s a problem because he gets some cards. Today it wasn’t perfect for us, but I don’t want to kill him for that mistake, if it was a mistake. All players who play behind must take some risks, Lenglet tells TV2.

Silence descended on the field as Hernandez lay on the ground after the tackle. Several Tottenham players discussed the situation with the referee, but he was clear in his case.

Don't kill him: Clement Lenglet and Tottenham were both kicked out of the Champions League after a group loss against AC Milan in the round of 16.  Photo: Alister Grant

Don’t kill him: Clement Lenglet and Tottenham were both kicked out of the Champions League after a group loss against AC Milan in the round of 16. Photo: Alister Grant

– That’s how he plays football. He is in many ways a strength, commented the sly Oyvind, but in some situations also his great weakness.

With ten men, Tottenham tried to march in an intense final sprint, but were unable to score the important goal. The closest came Harry Kane’s great chance in extra time, but Mike Minnan made a brilliant save.

Thus, Milan could celebrate a colossal achievement, advancing and quarter-finals.

Milan was last in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2012. Then it was knocked out by Barcelona of the great Italian club, which has risen to the top of the Champions League seven times.

– It was a good match today. It’s been tough, but we’re moving on and that’s okay. Milan player Pierre Kololo tells TV2: We are ready for the next match.

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