Spurs are hoping to have forward Heung Min Son available for Saturday’s clash with the Blades. 

Heung Min Son brings down Andre Gomes on Sunday (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The South Korean star was sent-off on Sunday in the 1-1 draw with Everton. His challenge on Andre Gomes led to a horror injury for the Portuguese midfielder.

Although many accept Son didn’t mean the harm that came Gomes’ way, the Spurs man was visibly upset after the incident. Matters were made even worse when he was shown a red card.

That red means he is suspended for this weekend’s clash with Sheffield United. However, the club are hoping for a reprieve and will lodge an appeal against the decision.

Confirmed by Talksport, Spurs will hope to see Son’s sending off overturned. With Harry Kane already struggling with an injury, having Son available will be a massive boost for Mauricio Pochettino.

Controversy

The decision to send Son off caused a stir among the media and fans. Many insisted that the decision was harsh.

Indeed, on another look at the tackle, it does appear Son’s challenge warranted a yellow card at the most. However, the Premier League did try and explain the decision following the game.

“The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge,” they explained.

That explanation has fanned the flame further. Many fans have insisted it’s a cop-out from the Premier League.

Manager Pochettino also insisted the decision was wrong. He called on VAR to look at such tackles and help the referee.

Mauricio Pochettino (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Importance

Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Christian Eriksen have lapped up the plaudits in the last few years.

But it shouldn’t mean Son is overlooked. He has been brilliant for Spurs. He scored 12 Premier League goals last term and contributed significantly to their run to the Champions League final.

Son and Dele Alli (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Much like Lys Mousset does at Sheffield United, Son brings genuine pace to the squad.

Unlike Spurs fans, United supporters will be hoping that the Premier League sticks to its guns and keeps Son out of the action on Saturday.

 

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