Tottenham will lose Son Heung-min in three matches, due to an appeal by the Football Association (FA) on December 24 against the Korean striker’s red card.
Son will be sidelined for the next three matches in the Premier League, meeting Brighton (December 26), Norwich (December 29) and Southampton (January 1, 2020). The 27-year-old striker could only return to play against Liverpool on 12 January.
On December 22, Son Heung-min received a straight red card after retaliation for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The Korean player raised his leg after falling down, impacting on Rudiger’s abdomen caused the German center-back to fall in pain. Coach Jose Mourinho said that Rudiger scolded and affected the decision of the referee and VAR. Tottenham appealed the red card the next day, but failed.
This season, Tottenham twice appealed to Son’s red card. In early November, they succeeded in impacting the FA to reduce Son’s penalty from three games to one game, after a foul that led to a serious injury of Andre Gomes (Everton).
Son scored 10 goals in 23 matches in all competitions this season. Calculated in 2019, Korean players receive three red cards. Over the past 10 years, only Lee Cattermole (2010) received the same number of red cards in a year. In the match against Chelsea, Son’s red card made Tottenham unable to turn the tables and accepted to lose 0-2.
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Mourinho: ‘Rudiger certainly has broken ribs’
Jose Mourinho sarcasm Antonio Rudiger after Chelsea midfielder Son Heung-min was fired in the Tottenham match lost to Chelsea 0-2 on December 22.
62 minutes, when Tottenham was leading 0-2, Rudiger fouled Son Heung-min. Son, after falling down, tried to swing his leg high in retaliation. Son’s impact on Rudiger wasn’t strong, but the Chelsea defender fell and hugged his stomach in pain.
The referee, after referencing VAR, pulled the red card to dismiss Son directly. Son was also the first player to receive three red cards in a year in the Premier League, since Lee Cattermole in 2010.
The match on December 22 saw Jose Mourinho reunite with Frank Lampard for the first time since his former Chelsea student entered the coaching career. Lampard respected Mourinho, but could not sit still in front of the Portuguese teacher’s statements about Son’s red card.