Bournemouth 1 – Tottenham 0
Tottenham’s poor run of results continued on Saturday in the Premier League, as they lost 1-0 at Bournemouth.
Spurs were sunk by a late winner from Nathan Ake.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men were reduced to 10-men when Son Heung-min was sent off in the 43rd minute.
The South Korean was dismissed for a push of Jefferson Lerma.
Minutes into the second-half, Tottenham were down to 9-men after Juan Foyth was red carded for a lunging tackle on Jack Simpson.
Injury updates before Ajax & Everton
Tottenham finish their season with a home match against Everton.
Both Son and Foyth’s Premier League campaigns are now over following their red cards.
That means Son’s final match of the year could be against Ajax in midweek in the Champions League, as the Lilywhites try to turn around a 1-0 deficit from the first-leg in London.
After the Bournemouth game, Pochettino also confirmed that Jan Vertonghen should be available for the match in Amsterdam.
Vertonghen missed the Cherries defeat after suffering a head injury against Ajax.
#thfc On the plus side, Poch said Vertonghen should be fit for Wednesday. Him, Alderweireld and Son, at least, will be fresh…
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) May 4, 2019
Toby Alderweireld was subbed out of the Bournemouth game at half-time. He was replaced by Victor Wanyama.
The good news for Spurs is that Alderweireld wasn’t injured. Pochettino was asked “did you take Dier off because you thought he was going to get a red card?” He replied:
Both and Toby too, because the action in the first half that he got a yellow card and then the action which was nearly a penalty with Hugo Lloris.
There was a lot of risk, with Sonny out we needed to provide the team with fresh legs and to try and avoid some more yellow cards.
But after three minutes the plan didn’t work!