Newcastle center Andy Carroll spoke on social platforms and satirized the new rules for opponents.
In the final moments of the confrontation between Newcastle and Tottenham, Carroll's header hit the opponent's defender Dale's arm, and the referee awarded a penalty kick based on the new handball rules. Tottenham’s 3 points became 1 point. Today, Carol posted a cartoon picture on Instagram. A player with his arms tightened at his sides to take off. He jokingly called this a "pencil jump". In order to avoid the tragedy of ball hitters, Premier League defenders may need Practicing this kind of take-off movement without opening the arms.
At the same time, Carroll also wrote: "I can feel your pain!" To this day, Carroll still holds a Premier League record. In 2019, he won 24 matches against Everton. Header.
Regarding the new rules of handball, former Premier League center Sutton criticized: “Is there anything that can stop the forwards from deliberately kicking the ball into the opponent’s arm to get an easy penalty? Every forward has seen it happen at Tottenham. Regarding defender Dale or Ward of Crystal Palace, they would think that they can use this absurd rule to gain benefits. Aiming at the arm and kicking, then get a penalty."
Former Premier League defender Higginbosham also believes: "As a defender, when an offensive player enters the penalty area, my first idea is how to defend, but now, defenders must consider where their hands are. This is not right. What is an unnatural posture? It is unnatural if the guard has to put his hands behind his back."
"It seems that every time a defender touches the ball in the penalty area, a penalty kick will be awarded, and the forwards seem to be fine. One day, this will cause the forwards to consciously use the ball to kick their hands. It becomes a tactic. One day, football is over."