Jamie Redknapp defends Hugo Lloris after furious altercation with Son Heung-min in Tottenham’s clash with Everton

Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min shortly after their clash in Tottenham's Premier League clash with Everton

Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min appeared to put their clash behind them as they ran out for the second half (Picture: Getty)

Jamie Redknapp believes Hugo Lloris’ furious dressing down of Son Heung-min was completely justified as tempers flared during Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Everton but expects the two players to ‘shake hands and get on with it’ after the match.

Giovani Lo Celso’s 24th-minute strike deflected in off Michael Keane to give Spurs the advantage at the break and the hosts kept Carlo Ancelotti’s men at bay to secure their second victory since the Premier League’s restart.

However, there was a moment to forget from a Spurs perspective after Son failed to track Richarlison which almost cost them their lead in the dying moments of a turgid first half.

Lloris, Tottenham’s goalkeeper and captain, sprinted almost 40 yards to give Son a tongue-lashing for allowing the Everton forward to get his shot away and they had to be pulled apart before being ushered off the pitch.


Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko managed to hold Lloris back while Lo Celso and Eric Dier pushed Son towards the tunnel, with tempers threatening to boil over at an empty Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Discussing the incident during Sky Sports’ half-time coverage, ex-Spurs midfielder Redknapp speculated that the altercation may have stemmed from Son’s defensive lapses in their previous game versus Sheffield United.

‘He gives up on it and there’s a reaction because he’s proud, he doesn’t want to see someone running at his back four. He then shouts at Son – this is probably the most exciting thing that’s happened in the first half!’ he said.

‘That might be a consequence of what happened in the Sheffield United game when he didn’t make a challenge.

‘He runs up to him, he pushes Le Celso into him almost… I’ve been involved with this before. I’ve seen it with Steve McManaman and Bruce Grobbelaar and, in a way, at least it shows that they care because against Sheffield United they didn’t. There wasn’t enough of that.’

Harry Kane and Lo Celso celebrate Tottenham's goal against Everton

Lo Celso’s strike deflected in off Keane to break the deadlock in north London (Picture: Getty)

Redknapp said the clash at least proved there was some ‘passion’ and fight back in Jose Mourinho’s squad which was missing in their woeful 3-1 defeat at Bramall Lane last week.

‘That’ll soon get sorted out in the dressing room,’ Redknapp continued.

‘They’ll shake hands and get on with it. You’ve got to have that sometimes.

‘It’s not the first time it’s happened in football and it certainly won’t be the last. You want to see players showing a bit of passion.

‘And if Son’s not doing his job… it was too easy.

‘He’s lost that ball in transition and you’ve got to get back, you’ve got to help your team out. He didn’t.

‘Sometimes you’ve got to let people know.’

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