Tottenham Hotspur fell to a bitterly disappointing 2-1 defeat at the Emirates this evening as they failed to give their fierce North London rivals, Arsenal, a decent game.
It looked as though Jose Mourinho had deployed his usual big-game tactic of sitting back and hitting the opposition on the break in the opening 20 minutes.
The Lilywhites soaked up Arsenal pressure before releasing long balls over the top towards the ever-willing runner, Heung-min Son.
However, it was this tactic that would eventually bring an end to the South Korean’s game after he chased a pass around 20 minutes in before pulling up with a muscle injury.
Son was swiftly replaced by Erik Lamela who went on to have an eventful game, putting Spurs 1-0 up with one of the best rabona goals ever seen before seeing red in the second half.
In his post-match press conference, Jose Mourinho was asked about Son’s injury as Spurs approach the climax of their season, still fighting in the Premier League, League Cup and Europa League.
He said (Alasdair Gold): “That’s football. I don’t know how long it is. It’s muscular.
“Muscular is usually not easy. He’s normally a guy who recovers quickly. It’s an accumulation of matches. I gave him 30 mins rest in the last match, but it’s still 60.”
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