Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of ending within the top-four this season had been dealt an enormous blow on Sunday afternoon as they had been overwhelmed 3-1 by Manchester United.
Despite taking the lead by Son Heung-min’s opener 5 minutes earlier than half-time, Jose Mourinho’s aspect had been powerless to cease a powerful United comeback.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect scored thrice within the second half by targets from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood, making certain they inflicted revenge on the north London membership for his or her 6-1 drubbing at Old Trafford again in October.
In reality, United may have had greater than the three they did rating, as Cavani had a objective chalked off minutes earlier than Son handed Tottenham the lead. The Uruguay worldwide, who has scored eight occasions this season, noticed his effort dominated out due to a foul dedicated by Scott McTominay within the build-up.
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The Scotland worldwide was deemed to have hit Son within the face together with his arm when making an attempt to get away from him with the ball at his ft. It was an extremely harsh choice on United’s half, however the PGMOL insisted that it was not a part of McTominay’s “pure working motion” when leaving an arm behind him when making an attempt to get United up the pitch.
The defeat has left Spurs six factors shy of the top-four with seven video games of the season remaining, that means they must shortly try to get Sunday’s defeat out of their system forward of their remaining matches.
However, the defeat to United, who are actually seven factors away from Leicester City in second place, seems to have had a vastly damaging affect on the Spurs squad, none extra so than Son.
After the full-time whistle, the South Korean ace, who has now scored 14 occasions within the Premier League this season, did an interview with Spurs’ in-house media and was virtually near tears when reflecting on the defeat.
The gifted attacker mentioned: “I’m actually dissatisfied this afternoon. I actually do not know what to say.
“I’m actually sorry about it and I really feel unhealthy. There’s all the time been ardour from outdoors, from this stadium, and people who help us I do know are actually, actually dissatisfied.
“I feel they’re much more dissatisfied than us so really feel actually unhealthy and sorry about it. A very unhappy afternoon.”
When the interviewer admitted to Son that he had by no means seen him so downbeat and low, the South Korean worldwide added: “It’s a extremely unhappy afternoon as a result of…(stops and rubs face) I actually do not know what to say.
“I do know it sounds actually loopy and it sounds actually not regular that I’m down however it’s concerning the outcomes.
“If we win I’m actually pleased and if we lose I’m actually down for two or three days. So yeah, what can I say, we have now to bounce again subsequent Friday.”
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As properly as Son, defender Joe Rodon was additionally interviewed by the membership after the sport.
Usually, players are inclined to take to social media after a match to replicate or publish a message of because of the followers for his or her help. Instead, there was full silence from the remainder of the first-team squad, virtually as if they’re staging a social media blackout.
However, after it emerged on Sunday night that Son had been the sufferer of racial abuse on-line, the explanation behind his teammates’ silence on social media could also be due to that, uniting as one unit within the combat in opposition to racism in soccer, which, sadly, appears to be escalating at this second in time.
Some golf equipment have introduced that they are going to be staging a social media blackout of their stance in opposition to racism.