Frank Lampard hits back at old boss Mourinho after post-match Rudiger comments

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It was certainly an eventful game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday evening in the Premier League when Spurs welcomed Chelsea to North London.

A win would have taken the Lilywhites above the Blues and into the top four for the first time under Mourinho, while a Chelsea win would extend the gap back to six.

Chelsea dominated in the first half and soon took a 2-0 lead after Spurs switched off from a short corner before giving away a penalty out of nothing.

In the second 45 minutes, Spurs pushed to get a goal back but instead saw Heung-min Son sent off for violent conduct against Antonio Rudiger.

After a challenge on Son by the Chelsea defender, the South Korean decided to kick out with his studs in the heat of the moment, with Rudiger going down holding his ribs.

The Chelsea man certainly made the most of the challenge, which Mourinho mocked in his post-match interview (Daily Star): “Rudiger for sure is having scans in the hospital over broken ribs because of such a violent situation.

“In some countries like mine with my culture we used to say clever player but in this country and one of the reasons I fell in love in 2004 is that we don’t call them clever we call them other things… which I refuse to call.”

Frank Lampard has since hit back with (Daily Star): “It was a red card. It was a red card. I don’t know how much you’re expected to make out of it.

“I think Son is a great player and from the outside looks like a great person but sometimes in football, you have instinctive moments that happen – a bit of a reflex.

“Maybe sometimes in games where it’s tough and it’s going against you a little bit and I think it was that moment.

“But I won’t have any word said about how Antonio Rudiger dealt with that.”

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