Pochettino reflects on a tough week for Heung Min Son after Gomes injury

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Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has been reflecting on a tough week for one of his biggest stars, Heung Min Son.

This came after the South Korean endured a horrible ordeal last Sunday as the Lilywhites faced off against Everton at Goodison.

After the Spurs man went in for a silly challenge from behind on Everton’s Andre Gomes, the midfielder’s studs caught on the turf before he was slammed into by Serge Aurier.

The result was a fracture-dislocation in Gomes’ ankle, who was quickly stretchered away, taken to hospital, and sent into surgery.

Heung Min Son was sent off in a flood of tears out of remorse, although he has managed to remain mentally strong over the past week.

After his red card was overturned and Gomes’ surgery went well, Sonny managed to make the starting line-up just a few days later against Red Star Belgrade and grabbed two goals.

Pochettino had this to say on his player (Football London): “He was affected like everyone, during the game [at Everton] and after the game, it is difficult to see how a player is suffering a massive injury.

“He was involved, there was a bit of confusion in the action, with the decision to show the red card. He felt responsible then when we concede with ten men. But he wasn’t guilty for the injury, and he showed that he is in a good state and mental level. Of course, he is sorry about Andre, like everyone, but relieved with the message from Andre on social media, which was good and positive.”

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