Harry Redknapp labels Spurs star as petulant following Chelsea loss

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has described Heung-min Son’s actions as petulant.

The South Korean was sent off for violent conduct during the second half of Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

After a challenge by Antonio Rudiger, Son found himself on the floor and lifted his boot into the mid section of the German international, who fell to the floor clutching his ribs.

While referee Anthony Taylor did not award a red card, the decision went to VAR who deemed there was enough malice to give the winger his marching orders.

Spurs confirmed yesterday that they are appealing Son’s three-match suspension which will see him miss the matches against Brighton, Norwich City and Southampton.

Redknapp believes that Spurs’ chance of having the red card rescinded by the Football Association are slim and he should instead accept the punishment and look to learn from the moment of madness.

He told talkSPORT: “No, I can’t see them overturning it,” 

“He looks a great lad, Son, but certainly he was petulant.

“He kicked out, I can’t see any way they’ll overturn it. I think he’s got to move on and take the punishment now.”

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