Heung-min Son and Serge Aurier had been concerned in the problem that brought on the horrible injury to the Portugal worldwide, with Son being proven a pink card for his half.
The South Korean was visibly distraught after the incident, as had been different Spurs gamers, and Collymore believes this was some kind of ploy to keep away from criticism.
‘As footballers, and particularly those of us who have suffered bad injuries, you are perhaps a little more conditioned to dealing with these incidents than most,’ Collymore wrote for the Mirror.
‘And perhaps that’s why the reaction of Heung-min Son and his Tottenham team-mate Serge Aurier was the facet that I discovered most uncomfortable about the complete scenario.
‘I am not saying they shouldn’t have been upset or proven misery, as a result of these are regular human feelings.
‘But, for some time now, I’ve been bothered that gamers and managers appear to suppose they need to present an excessive model of their feelings due to the comeback they’ll get if they don’t.
‘The way Son reacted made it look like he thought football — the referee, the authorities, fans at home and in the crowd, opponents – was going to come down on him like a ton of bricks, even though we could all see he didn’t intentionally exit to trigger Gomes’ injury.
‘Nowadays, footballers seemingly have to go over the top to present themselves before the court of public opinion and that needs to stop.’
This appears an unlikely purpose for Son’s reaction, who appeared genuinely devastated to have brought on such a nasty injury, was seen to be in tears over the scenario and was described as ‘inconsolable’ by team-mate Dele Alli after the match.
Tottenham are interesting the pink card Son acquired as the response was based mostly totally on the injury Gomes suffered relatively than the nature of the problem.
Spurs supervisor Mauricio Pochettino instructed Sky Sports after the recreation: ‘After whenever you watch the motion on TV, it was by no means his intention, and it was by no means a deal with to do what occurred after. It was very, very unhealthy luck for Andre, unhealthy luck for his household and for Everton.
‘Of course that finished with a red card for Sonny, really unfair. The condition and atmosphere of the game changed. Disappointed for the result, and disappointed for a lot of things that happened during the more than 90 minutes.’