Gomes suffers horror injury as Everton, Spurs draw

Monday, 04 Nov, 2019

Spurs' Son Heung-min was shown a straight red card for his foul on the Portuguese worldwide, but the injury occurred as Gomes's momentum saw him crash into Serge Aurier.

Tosun, who had only been on the pitch for 10 minutes, comforted the midfielder as many players around them were visibly shaken by the severity of the injury.

The injury overshadowed the game in which Toffees substitute Cenk Tosun equalised following Dele Alli's first away league goal since January in the eight of 12 minutes of added on time.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said football was "not important" after the injury to Gomes. "It is very hard to understand this type of situation happened".

"Football is not important, he is important and the situation and we can talk about football but always feeling bad, feeling sorry and very devastated for the action because it was so hard".

It's not just in Everton's games this is apparent, although we do always seem to get the worst end of the stick. It was so, so hard.

"The feeling changed in this moment". "Disappointed for the result and many other things that happened in the game". After you watch the action on TV, [you can see] it was never his intention [to hurt Gomes]. It's a situation that only we can fix by winning games.

While there has been disappointment regarding Everton results this season, with them having taken a total of 10 points from 10 games, their home record in the league stretching back to March is impressive, showing seven wins in nine matches.

Son was reduced to tears after seeing the damage caused, and the Everton midfielder was soon carried off injured as players around him looked devastated. There is too much confusion at Tottenham. All I can do is send him my best wishes and wish him a quick recovery.

"He (Son) is devastated and in tears", said Alli. "It's not his fault, Son is one of nicest people you've ever met".

"He can't even pick his head up".

"He went to the hospital". Our medical staff are in control.

Marco Silva's side have found goals tough to come by in the league - Tosun grabbed just their 11th of the campaign - but they produced a spirited response following Gomes' departure to avoid defeat. It is better we wait until it is a little bit more clear.

"It's a bad moment for us as a group, as a team".

"We will give all support to Andre and his family", Silva told reporters. The Everton players showed an huge amount of class for the way they consoled Heung-Min Son following the injury, and it was a good display of sportsmanship from both sides in general. I saw all the moments and I have opinions on all of them.

"I don't feel as sharp as I have - I feel there is a lot more to come".