Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood was furious with Son Heung-min’s tackle.
Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 against Fulham in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Kraven Cottage in London, England at 5:15 am (Korean time) on the 24th. With this, Tottenham broke a two-game losing streak and laid the foundation for a rebound.
스포츠토토 Harry Kane’s winning goal, Tottenham’s victory, was as much a topic of discussion. It was Son Heung-min’s tackle. Son Heung-min was surrounded by four Fulham players while breaking through the dribble in the center circle in the 27th minute of the first half. In the process of trying to escape, Son Heung-min’s stud stepped on Kenny Tete’s ankle. The referee came running and gave a warning. I even did a video review (VAR), but the result was centrifugal retention.
Allegations followed that he was too rough. It meant an exit, not a warning. Fulham coach Marco Silva said, “When I saw Son Heung-min’s tackle, I was sure he would receive more than a yellow card”, claiming that he was right to be sent off. England’s ‘The Sun’ said, “Son Heung-min avoided sending off even after making a terrible tackle to Tete. When he put his foot out, he had completely lost the ball. Instead, he pointed at the opponent’s ankle.”
Britain’s ‘Daily Star’ said, “Son Heung-min’s studs touched Tete’s ankles exactly. Fans expressed doubts about Son Heung-min’s not being sent off,” and fans shared the same opinion. England’s ‘Evening Standard’ gave Son Heung-min the lowest score (5 points) and said, “I was lucky not to receive a red card after tackling Tete with a stud.”
Sherwood, who stayed at Tottenham, expressed the same opinion. Sherwood appeared at the EPL production and said, “It was fortunate that Son Heung-min was able to continue playing. It was an unconditional red card. It was a shocking tackle and a cowardly tackle. I don’t know if the referee didn’t announce Son Heung-min’s departure even after seeing the VAR.”
Michael Owen, who appeared together, agreed, saying, “I believe the referee saw it correctly, but many are claiming it was a red card.”