Erik Ten Hag slams Andy Carroll over reckless tackle on Christian Eriksen
Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag has lashed out at Andy Carroll over a horrific tackle on Christian Eriksen during the club’s FA Cup match victory over Reading.
Eriksen was seen leaving Old Trafford in crutches after being taken out by a dangerous tackle from Carroll during United’s 3-1 victory over the Royals in the FA Cup fourth-round tie days ago.
Commenting on the ankle injury which would keep the Danish midfielder away from football till April or May, Erik Ten Hag called on football authorities to do more to protect players.
He added that such tackles do not belong to football. The Manchester United coach said;
“I’m disappointed about that. I think football has to set limits, restrictions, that protect the players. What football wants is the best players to be available on the pitch. This is a tackle – and the two tackles after it – that don’t belong on the football pitch, because there is a high risk of injuring your colleague. So it’s worse and I’m left wondering about that.
“I’m also wondering more, when we were at Crystal Palace, when there was an elbow on Lisandro Martinez. I don’t believe there was even a whistle for a free-kick and I’m wondering about such things, because it’s a risk of injury for the player.”