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#2 Son shows no ill effects after an awkward week
The world of football moves so quickly that it’s hard to believe that it hasn’t even been a week since Heung Min Son was shown a controversial red card for his part in Andre Gomes’ horrific injury during Tottenham’s draw with Everton.
The Korean was sent off for a tackle that likely would’ve garnered him a yellow card at worst had the injury not happened, and it came as no surprise that the decision was later rescinded, allowing him to play today.
Judging by his reaction to the injury, though, it would hardly have been a surprise to see Son completely out of form in his next couple of games. The Korean seemed mentally broken by the incident; whether he felt guilt over the tackle he committed or he was just horrified by the sight of a fellow professional in so much pain is unknown, but he was as distraught as any footballer has appeared to be in recent memory.
Spurs’ 0-4 Champions League win over Crvena Zvezda on Wednesday seemed to suggest no ill effects, though – Son scored two excellent goals in that game – and the same could be said for today’s performance. The Korean was arguably Tottenham’s best performer, and his goal was taken extremely well.
Essentially, Son was the right man in the right place at the right time; he capitalised on a botched clearance from Enda Stevens to slot the ball through Dean Henderson’s legs, but if anyone was going to score for Spurs today it was him.
Of Tottenham’s 5 shots on target, 4 came from him, showing his importance to Pochettino’s side. Spurs fans will be very thankful there’ve been no lasting effects from last week’s incident.