Report: Spurs to offer player psychological counselling after Everton incident

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Tottenham Hotspur are to offer psychological counselling to Heung-min Son following yesterday’s incident at Everton (The Mail).

The South Korean was sent off after a 79th-minute trip on Toffees midfielder Andre Gomes, who subsequently appeared to be injured by an awkward fall prior to a second challenge from Serge Aurier.

Son was initially shown a yellow card, only for referee Martin Atkinson to instead change his mind and dismiss the 27-year-old after seeing the extent of the former Barcelona player’s injury.

The Spurs player was left visibly distressed after witnessing the injury and was consoled on the pitch by the club’s backroom staff before heading to the changing room in tears.

After the match, his team-mate Dele Alli said that Son was deeply upset and defended his character by insisting that he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet (BBC). 

The report claims that whilst Spurs do not employ a full-time psychologist, they will do everything to support their player after becoming concerned about his well being.

Opinion

Gomes’ injury was an unfortunate, freak event which Son happened to be part of.  Anyone who witnessed his reaction after the incident will see he was full of remorse and horror.

He should be fully supported and the club are doing the best thing for his mental health.

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