Sickening!!26 years old Tottenham defender is the cause of Tottenham being “SLAUGHTERED”

Clinton Morrison has issued his verdict on Dejan Kulusevski after the Tottenham Hotspur forward gave away a penalty during the first-half against Brighton.

Dejan Kulusevski has been outstanding in recent weeks, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the past five Premier League games.

However, he made a big error against the Seagulls on Thursday night.

Clinton Morrison criticises Dejan Kulusevski during Tottenham clash

Brighton had already taken the lead early on. And they had the chance to double the advantage midway through the first-half.

The home side were screaming for a penalty after Danny Welbeck had gone down inside the area. And replays showed that he had had his shirt pulled by Kulusevski.

It was desperate from the 23-year-old. And it was absolutely no surprise when a penalty was eventually given after a VAR review.

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, Clinton Morrison suggested that it was a baffling decision from the winger.

“It’s 100 percent a penalty, I don’t know what Kulusevski’s doing,” he said. “He pulls him and he tries to let go. He’s pulling his shirt, Kulusevski on Welbeck. It’s a penalty. I don’t know what he’s doing. He’s just pulled it, pulled it. And then he decides, ‘oh, I’m going to let it go’. It’s a penalty. You can’t pull a shirt like that in the box. It’s a stupid decision.

“I’d go mad. What’s he doing?”

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It is a shame that it was Kulusevski who made that mistake. Kulusevski has been amazing in recent weeks, really stepping up at a time when Ange Postecoglou’s squad has been decimated by injury.

Unfortunately, it proved to be a miserable start to the game. Tottenham had the chance to move into the top-four and back ahead of Manchester City.

But their start on Thursday showed why they desperately need reinforcements in the January transfer window, particularly at centre-back.

While that may not have changed anything when it came to Kulusevski’s foul on Danny Welbeck, you would imagine that Tottenham would have benefitted from having a real defensive leader at that particular set-piece.