Everton skipper Seamus Coleman and a number of other different gamers visited the Tottenham dressing room to console Heung-min Son after Andre Gomes’ horror injury in Sunday’s recreation at Goodison Park.
The South Korean was proven a crimson card in the 1-1 draw after tripping up Gomes, who landed awkwardly in a second collision with Serge Aurier and needed to be taken on to hospital with an injury that can doubtless finish his season.
An announcement from the Premier League stated the sort out had ‘endangered the safety’ of Gomes, and Son was totally distraught after seeing the severity of the injury.
He was escorted off the pitch in tears by a member of Spurs’ backroom staff and teammate Dele Alli later revealed he ‘could not even lift his head up’ he was so upset at what had occurred.
But Everton connected no blame to Son for the injury and captain Coleman – who is aware of precisely what Gomes goes by way of, having damaged his leg in 2017 – visited the Spurs winger afterwards to verify he was alright.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed: ‘He was devastated but now he’s higher. I feel the gamers from Everton got here to console him.
‘In the second was a bit bit complicated, as a result of no-one is aware of on the pitch what occurred. Everyone believed that it was a foul sort out and there was emotion.
‘But after when everyone watched on TV and saw the [injury] was very, very, very bad luck. We all feel sorry for Andre. We want to send our best wishes to him and the family in this tough moment.’
On whether or not Spurs will get Son assist coping with what occurred, Pochettino continued: ‘We are the most effective psychologists, the physios, the physician, the teammate and the gamers from Everton that had been incredible.
‘I want to say thank you to the captain, Coleman, they came to the dressing room to console Sonny and now he’s very calm. I wish to say thanks to the gamers and Coleman, who got here in on behalf of the gamers of Everton.’
Asked if that has helped Son, Pochettino added: ‘Of course, now he’s okay. Of course, like all we really feel so sorry for Andre, however that’s soccer. It was by no means Sonny’s intention to go and make this sort of sort out which can be so dangerous.’
Everton supervisor Marco Silva echoed these ideas, telling beIN SPORTS: ‘We must be truthful to Son. All the respect to Son. Every time I look to him, and Andre, each of them we will put as high-level soccer gamers.
‘High-level characters as well. Even if I don’t know Son personally, he’s an excellent participant, I don’t consider he did that with dangerous intention. No, it was a sort out in that second however not with dangerous intention for positive. He doesn’t need that for positive. He’s so unhappy in this second, in the dressing room, as a result of a soccer participant like Son doesn’t wish to do this, I’m 100% positive he doesn’t wish to do one thing with that intention.’