Heung-Min Son has apologised for his tackle on Andre Gomes which led to the Everton midfielder suffering a horrific ankle break.
The FA decided to overturn Son’s red-card suspension when replays revealed it was not entirely his fault. The North Korean returned to action for Tottenham and scored a brace in the 4-0 away win against Red Star Belgrade.
“It is so important to win this game, especially against a team that are unbeaten at home,” Son told BT Sport. “We had a good attitude and we scored the goals in the first half. It is massive for our confidence. It is a really difficult place to come and we know we can play well in the away games, so we can take these positives forward.”
Speaking about his feelings following the depressing scenes at Goodison Park last weekend, Son said, “Of course it has been a really tough few days but I have realised how lucky I am with all the support I have had from the fans and my teammates,” he added. “I can say I’m really sorry for the accident and the situation but I had to focus for the team and I had to keep going and it was the right response to all the people who have supported me.”