Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspurs draw with Everton on Sunday, manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that the game changed with Son
Heung-min's sending off.
Dele Alli's first Premier League away goal since January
looked like giving the visitors their first win on the road in 10 months until
Cenk Tosun's late intervention to secure 1-1 stalemate at Goodison Park.
But the comeback was clouded by a terrible injury to Gomes
in the second half which saw Son initially yellow-carded before being shown a
red by referee Martin Atkinson.
The Portugal international was caught by a late challenge
but it was the way he fell awkwardly, as Serge Aurier closed in, which did the
damage with his right ankle seemingly at right angles to his shin.
"We were playing well but it's difficult to assess the
last ten minutes," Pochettino said. "Talking only about football, it
was a very difficult game. We were good but the game changed after the
On the Gomes injury: "We feel very sorry. It's a very
bad situation. It's very bad luck for how he landed. We can only send our best
wishes to him. It's not about football, it's important that he is okay.
"We feel devastated, it was so, so difficult. Son is
devastated. He was very confused. It was difficult to keep calm. It was no
intentional. It was so, so bad luck."
On VAR: "I am disappointed with some aspects of the
game. VAR must help the referee, but it seems to cause more confusion. It needs
"I think our referees need to go to the screen and
check. At the moment I do not know if it is helping or if it is causing more
Tottenham are back in action on Wednesday against Crvena
Zvezda in the Champions League before entertain an in-form Sheffield United on
Meanwhile, Everton are away to Southampton when the Premier
League resumes this weekend.
- TeamTalk Media