Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has said that forward Son Heung-Min is not responsib;e for Everton midfielder Andre Gomes‘ horror ankle injury in his side’s 1-1 draw in the Premier League last weekend.
Son, 27, receieved a red card — which was later overturned by the Football Association — for his late tackle on Gomes, resulting in the Portugal international landing off balance at speed before he collided with Spurs full-back Serge Aurier.
“He [Son] felt responsible then when we conceded with 10 men,” Pochettino said in a news conference on Friday. “But he wasn’t guilty for the injury.
“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.”
Gomes underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture dislocation of his right ankle on Monday.
Son scored twice in Spurs’ 4-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday and will be available for selection for his side’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United at home on Saturday.