Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min expressed his gratitude on Wednesday after scoring two goals that contributed to the 0-4 win over the Red Star in the Champions League. The South Korean received a lot of support after Everton midfielder André Gomes sustained a serious ankle fracture due to his tackle on Sunday.
"I am going through a difficult period, but I am grateful to my teammates, friends and the supporters for all the support in recent days," said Son, who was responsible for the 0-2 and 0-3 in Belgrade in the second half. .
"At the same time I keep saying that I really care what happened to Gomes, but I had to focus on the game now."
The excited Son didn't cheer after his goals, but it did him good that he scored. "I think I was able to thank everyone a little bit for the support with my goals."
1Summary Red Star Tottenham (0-4)
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It was already visible on Sunday that the incident in the 78th minute of Everton-Tottenham Hotspur did a lot with the 27-year-old Son.
Gomes was busy with a rush along the sidelines and was stopped by a sliding of Son, after which the Portuguese collided with the upcoming Serge Aurier. When the attacker of the 'Spurs' saw how serious the injury of Gomes was, he left the field of Goodison Park in tears. According to his fellow players, he was inconsolable even after the game.
Son got red for the tackle on Gomes, but was not suspended and can therefore be used in the Premier League-game of Tottenham at home against Sheffield United on Saturday.
In the Champions League, Londoners did good business on Wednesday with the big win over Red Star. Tottenham, which is second in group B, increased the lead at number three Red Star to four points and is close to hibernation in the million ball.
Stand in group B
- 1. Bayern Munich 4-12 (15-4)
- 2. Tottenham Hotspur 4-7 (13-9)
- 3. Red Star Belgrade 4-3 (3-13)
- 4. Olympiacos 4-1 (5-10)
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