Mauricio Pochettino has announced that Spurs’ appeal against Heung Min Son’s red card has been rejected.
This comes after the South Korean was handed his marching orders for a push on Jefferson Lerma last week in the Premier League.
Spurs needed to win the match to secure Champions League football for next season, as things boiled over for the North London outfit.
After Lerma had left a late challenge on Son, before appearing to punch him in the back, the Spurs winger lost his cool and aggressively pushed him to the ground.
Tottenham decided to appeal the decision on the grounds that it was an excessive punishment for a push, and Son was wound up by Lerma (Sun), but to no avail according to Poch.
Son will now miss the Everton game on the last day of the season, as well as the first two fixtures of next season.
Juan Foyth will also be banned for three matches after he too received a straight red in the same game.
Poch said (Football London): “We have Sonny and Juan Foyth with three games suspended – that is crazy, three games each. I don’t understand what happened, first of all it was with myself and then you see another example that it was only money. And now it was crazy. You can accept the red card and that the referee made a mistake but three games after a ban? What do you think? It’s not fair. It is not fair.
“We tried to appeal [Son’s card], but in the end nothing changed, but we could not affect the decision.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I assumed the ban would come down to one or two games, and am surprised that Son is being sidelined for the whole three just for a push. It seems an excessive punishment for such an action, especially after Lerma clearly punched him in the back. Hopefully, the suspension won’t come back to haunt Tottenham.
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