Mauricio Pochettino backs Son after being booked for simulation vs Leicester


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Tottenham hosted Leicester in Sunday’s early kick-off.

If Spurs beat Leicester they would scale back the hole between themselves and 1st place Liverpool to 5 factors.

Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect did precisely that as Davidson Sanchez gave them the lead within the 33rd minute together with his first ever Spurs aim.

Christian Eriksen doubled Tottenham’s lead within the 63rd minute.

Jamie Vardy would come off the bench to tug one again for Leicester however a Heung-Min Son strike within the 91st minute ensured Tottenham got here away with all three factors.

Leicester have now gone 5 league video games in a row and not using a win.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Youri Tielemans and Ricardo Pereira of Leicester Metropolis through the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester Metropolis at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photograph by Catherine Ivill/Getty Pictures)

Pochettino defends Son after ‘dive’

In the course of the Leicester recreation, Heung-Min Son was booked for simulation.

The incident occurred at Zero-Zero with the Korean catching his leg on Harry Maguire’s foot.

Afterward within the recreation, Leicester can be awarded a penalty after Jan Vertonghen made contact with James Maddison.

The contact on Maddison was similar to that of Son and Maguire but the Foxes obtained a penalty whereas Son was booked.

Consequently, Pochettino defended Son and questioned the referee’s determination in his post-match press convention:

“Immediately, do you assume that Sonny deserved to be booked? Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable. Once you examine the state of affairs with the penalty [given] towards us, unbelievable.

“The issue is, I informed Michael Oliver [about] the state of affairs towards Liverpool within the final minute that ought to have been a penalty. Perhaps [it should have been] 2-2, perhaps 2-1, however it was a transparent penalty.

“It was the identical referee however now I don’t understand how he has measured the state of affairs. It’s so troublesome. I’m an individual that all the time accepts the error however I feel it was so unusual, the state of affairs right now.” As quoted by ESPN.

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