It's been a tumultuous few days for Heung Min Son.
The Spurs attacker was taken off the Goodison Park pitch in tears on Sunday, sent off after mistiming a challenge on Everton's Andre Gomes. The midfielder was taken off on a stretcher and subsequently had surgery on his fractured ankle.
The incident had a clear effect on Son, and was consoled by a variety of backroom staff as he was being escorted off the pitch. It was tough to gauge what mind frame the South Korean would be in for Spurs' Champions League tie against Crvena Zvezda.
Son's answered those questions with gusto, scoring twice as Spurs ran out 4-0 winners in Serbia. In the aftermath of the attacker's first goal, he then sought out the nearest camera, bowing in an act of solemn respect.
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Although it was implied that it was a nod to Andre Gomes, Son confirmed in a post-match interview.
I didn't want to celebrate because I wanted to respect his situation. Of course, I still feel really, really sorry about the situation. There have been a tough few days, and I've realised how lucky I am. The people around me, the supporters, the club, the coaching staff, my teammates, they've helped me a lot and they've given me strength. Of course, I still wish Andre Gomes gets well soon and best wishes.
The full interview is available below:
SON: – I realise how lucky I am. The supporters, the club, the coaching staff, the players – they've really helped me a lot. pic.twitter.com/Az32EttzE2
— Viaplay Fotball (@ViaplayFotball) November 6, 2019