PL defender reveals why his young child still holds a grudge against Heung-min Son

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-min Son has had an unlucky history with accidentally causing injuries to opponents.

Most famously, the South Korean played a role in the horrifying leg break that Andre Gomes sustained playing against Spurs for Everton this season.

Son looked to cynically trip the midfielder from behind in order to prevent a counter-attack, which in turn saw Gomes catch his studs on the turf and crash into Serge Aurier.

It was later revealed that Gomes had suffered a fractured dislocation in his ankle, while Son was shown a straight red card for the incident, which was later rescinded.

However, some fans may remember that a piece of trickery from Son at Wembley in 2018 also caused Bournemouth man, Simon Francis, to pick up a nasty injury.

Francis’ knee gave way when Son turned away from his, resulting in a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. While Francis himself knows it was not Son’s fault, he has revealed that his own son still holds a grudge.

He said (Sun): “I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament while playing at Wembley against Tottenham on Boxing Day in 2018.

“Son Heung-min produced a lovely bit of skill with a step-over and a turn to get away from me and as my body shifted weight on to my left side, my right knee gave way.

“My son Jude still talks about it now whenever he sees Son on the telly. He says, ‘Is that the one who injured you, daddy?’

“I have to tell him that he didn’t injure me!”

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