There is an interesting scene that occurred in the big match duel between Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea last weekend. South Korean striker, Son Heung-Min cried again, this time looking guilty for causing a rib injury to Chelsea player Antonio Rudiger.
As is known, Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea on Matchday 18 Premier League, Sunday (12/22). In the match, the host Tottenham surrendered with a final score of 1-2. Obviously this result is disappointing, especially since this is Jose Mourinho’s first defeat since replacing Pochettino some time ago.
However, in addition to the disappointing final result for the White Hart Lane public, there are other incidents that are of public concern. In that match, Son received a red card after breaking Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The South Korean player then cried. Well, in fact this is not the first time Son cried after getting a red card from the referee.
Previously he also had cried in a match against Everton after making Andre Gomes a broken bone and received a red card. Regarding this, Mourinho did not say much, he just called Son’s red card makes no sense.
“When against Everton, Son Heung-min cried because of the injury suffered by Andre Gomes. Today, Son Heung-min cries again because he broke Antonio Rudiger’s ribs. For me, the red card was really strange, but I did not want to focus on the situation because we suffered defeat, “said the manager after the match.
Son himself played as a starter in the match, in fact he was the only goal scorer from the stronghold of the host. Unfortunately, when the 62nd minute, South Korean players had to get out of the field because of injuring Antonio Rudiger. The beginning of the incident was the struggle for the ball between the two players. Son Heung-min fell, but there was an additional move where his foot hit Rudiger’s chest.
As a result, referee Anthony Taylor immediately gave a red card to Son. That way, Son has collected 5 yellow cards from 18 Premier League matches, and two red cards in between. He is listed as the ‘dirtiest’ player in this season.
For Spurs, the defeat of Chelsea makes their position scattered to 7th place by collecting 26 points from 18 matches.