Despite suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur have all but secured a top four spot.
Following a bright start, Spurs were reduced to 10-men after Heung-min Son was shown red for pushing Jefferson Lerma.
The South Korean will now miss the club’s next three Premier League games, unless the decision is overturned by the FA.
Tottenham have appealed Heung-min Son’s red card vs Bournemouth
According to the Evening Standard’s Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick, Tottenham have appealed Son’s red card.
#thfc Hearing Spurs have appealed Son’s red card
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) May 7, 2019
As things stand, he will miss this Sunday’s clash against Everton and the first two games at the start of next season.
Son reacted badly to being provoked by Lerma, who had flattened him just moments prior to the incident.
The Bournemouth midfielder then came steaming in to take the ball off of the 26-year-old, catching him in the back of the head.
Son shoved the Colombian to the floor, prompting Craig Pawson to show him a straight red card.
According to the Sun, Tottenham believe a three-match ban is harsh and they want the decision overturned.
With Harry Kane out, missing Son again through suspension would prove a huge blow for Spurs’ chances against Everton.
Champions League preview: AFC Ajax (1) vs (0) Tottenham
Advantage Ajax! 🇳🇱
The young and fearless Dutchmen stunned Spurs in their new stadium 👏
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 1, 2019
It’s advantage AFC Ajax following their 1-0 triumph at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Donny van de Beek netted the only goal of the game, with the two sides set to clash in Amsterdam tomorrow.
Last Tuesday proved a step too far for Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-plagued squad as they struggled to match the Dutch side.
However, Tottenham will be hoping the return of Heung-min Son and others will be key at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
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