Tottenham Hotspur and Everton may have been involved in a dramatic late finish to their Premier League game yesterday evening as the Toffees scored a 97th-minute equaliser, but none of the headlines were about the football.
With Spurs 1-0 up in the second half, the Lilywhites were looking to see out their fourth clean sheet of the season, while Everton were desperately trying to earn a much-needed point.
As Andre Gomes carried the ball down the wing for the latest Everton attack, Heung Min Son decided to slide in from behind to trip the midfielder.
However, a combination of Son hitting Gomes’ ankle, the Everton man jarring his leg into the turf, and Serge Aurier clattering into him resulted in a horror ankle injury.
Gomes was stretchered off and taken straight to hospital, while Son was shown a straight red in the midst of his tears, and Serge Aurier was subbed off by Pochettino.
Ben Davies has now revealed that Son worries that people may believe he intended to hurt Gomes (Independent): “We will try to pick him up as much as we can. It’s tough right now.
“It is just about making sure that he realises he didn’t go out there to hurt anyone, he thinks that people may see that in him, but it is not the case.
“It’s one of those things. There were probably three more tackles that were worse than the incident that happened.
“It’s a freak moment in football. Son can’t let himself be too down about it.
“As a group, we have to pull together now. That’s what we said on the pitch, pulling together when times are tough.
“It shakes you up, it really does. It doesn’t matter if it is your team-mate or not. You can see the emotion across the pitch.
“Nobody goes on the pitch to hurt anyone, especially not somebody like Son, who is a bit broken in there (dressing room) to deal with what has happened.
“The team just have to sometimes say these things happen in football and, as horrible as it is, they do. For us, it is just hoping Andre Gomes is okay now.”
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