Jamie Redknapp gives his view on Juan Foyth’s red card incident

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Redknapp has described Juan Foyth’s challenge which led to his red card as reckless.

The 21-year-old was brought in Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League match against Bournemouth as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld who had picked up a yellow card during the first half.

Foyth’s appearance at the Vitality Stadium lasted just 2 minutes and 13 seconds (Opta) since taking to the field and was the quickest sending off since Steven Gerrard was sent off against Manchester United in March 2015 (38 seconds).

The incident happened when the ball ran away from Foyth and he lunged in foolishly with studs raised towards the knee of Jack Simpson.

Referee Craig Pawson wasted no time in reaching to his pocket to produce his second red card of the match after he had also dismissed Heung-min Son moments before half time.

The double dismissal proved to be costly for Mauricio Pochettino’s side when Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake headed in a late winner to leave Tottenham’s top four hopes hanging in the balance.

Redknapp said during his appearance on Sky Sports’ Premier League TV channel on 4/5/19 at 2:15pm: “It’s reckless and out of control. He never once when he had the ball had it under control.

“In his defence though, he’s looking down, he’s not looking at his leg. It’s one of those where the ball is rolling away and you slide in in desperation. It’s definitely a red card though, it looked like a really bad tackle.”

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