X

Monday 13
July

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino hails Son spirits

6th November 2019, 09:13 by Alex Jack

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed Son Heung-min is in a "good way" following his involvement in Andre Gomes' horror injury.

The South Korean was visibly distraught after his tackle during Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Everton left Gomes needing surgery on a broken and dislocated ankle.

He received a red card from referee Martin Atkinson, which has since been overturned by the Football Association on appeal, and needed support from his club on Monday.

That led to some doubt over whether he would travel with Tottenham to Serbia for their crunch Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, but he joined the squad and looks set to play.

“Son was devastated after the action,” said Pochettino, who reiterated the club’s best wishes to Gomes. “It was a mix of everything, it was a mix of the injury, a mix of the red card, the situation of the game it was an emotional moment for everyone.

“Now after a few days, everyone is available to play. He is in a very good way, he feels sorry like everyone, but he is in good form.”

Son will now not have to serve a three-match domestic ban after the FA said a “claim of wrongful dismissal” had been upheld.

News of the club’s successful appeal against the sending-off came just before Pochettino addressed the media in the Serbian capital and he always believed the red card would not stand.

“I was confident,” he said. “We were all confused after the game, I was talking with different people and the referee too. There was confusion, but now it is completely fair that in the end he is not going to be suspended.”

Spurs find themselves in second place in Group B ahead of their trip to Belgrade and three points on the road would give the north Londoners a massive boost in their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage once again.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

More Tottenham Hotspur

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Geraghty calls time on glittering career

12th July 2020, 11:05

Barry Geraghty has announced his retirement as a jockey, at the age of 40, and admits he will "miss the buzz and thrill" of jump racing.

Horse Racing

Appleby expecting Pinatubo success

12th July 2020, 09:50

Charlie Appleby says he wold be "disappointed" if Pinatubo doesn't win the Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on Sunday.

Horse Racing

Fallon bags first Group One winner in Darley July Cup

11th July 2020, 18:34

Cieren Fallon rode his first Group One winner as Oxted cruised to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Horse Racing

Stott relishing Newmarket outing

11th July 2020, 11:20

Jockey Kevin Stott is relishing Saturday's outing in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket with Hello Youmzain.

Horse Racing

Nazeef extends winning run

10th July 2020, 16:56

Nazeef has continued to enhance her growing reputation by earning a sixth successive win in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Horse Racing

Unbeaten Quorto suffers fatal injury

10th July 2020, 15:21

Unbeaten Group 1 winner Quorto suffered a fatal injury during training at Newmarket on Thursday, according to Charlie Appleby.

Horse Racing

Thunderous hands Johnston a memorable York double

9th July 2020, 17:12

Trainer Mark Johnston claimed a famous double at York as Thunderous capped off a day to remember by landing the Dante Stakes on Thursday.

Horse Racing

Johnston considers German Oaks for Rose of Kildare

9th July 2020, 16:48

Mark Johnston says Rose of Kildare could now run in the German Oaks after winning the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Thursday.