Speaking on Sky Sports, former Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle said:
"Mark my words, the ball boys will have been told to do that.
"As a manager, if you've got ball boys, you will tell people instructing the ball boys that if you're winning the game, don't give the ball back quickly."
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