Michail Antonio, the West Ham star criticized Nick Pope, the keeper of Newcastle United for not thinking twice before handling the ball out of the box against Liverpool. The goalkeeper for Newcastle United had rushed out for heading a ball in front of Mohammed Salah just to misjudge the running and hitting the deck. Pope when he was on the pitch hand tackled the ball for keeping it out of the way of Salah and for that he received a red card.
Antonio, during a podcast, said that he could not believe what the goalkeeper had done and mentioned that he should have let him score the third goal for his side instead of jeopardizing this role in the finals of the Carabao Cup. He said that they were 2-0 down and he should have let it go, and let them score the third goal for their team.
The Hammers man said that he has done it for himself. While playing against Rashford, 4 years ago, he got a yellow card and then it is the only red that he had in his life. As Isaac Success cut inside, he slipped and as he slopped his hand fell near the ball. Without thinking and in a rush, they simply slapped the ball away.
Pope is missing the finals. He said that if his career is considered, he has been slugging at Burnley for a long time and now he is getting in the final. Callum Wilson, the Newcastle forward, co-hosting the podcast, shared sympathetic views about his teammate. According to him, Pope had cut a forlorn figure as he saw his team in the dressing room at half-time. He said that when he was sitting in the dressing room, he was consolidated to keep his head high up and proceed with the game.