Football Meets Humanity as Tottenham Players in Distress with Andre Gomes Injury
The 79th minute of the match between Tottenham and Everton saw Andre Gomes carried on a stretcher off the pitch. This was after he came to collision with Heung-Min Son when he was brought down by Serge Aurier, the Spurs Full back. This was a horrific injury that left Son covering his face with a flailing arm. Moments after, he was shown a red card from Martin Arkinson, who was the referee during the match. The backroom staff and supporters from both sets of teams were visibly distraught. The inconsolable Son made his way down the tunnel in tears after the horrendous Injury.
At the time of the Injury, Everton was trailing 1-0, but they, later on, fought back and reclaimed a draw of 1-1 against the ten-sided men of Tottenham. This was after Cenk Tosun headed deep into the left corner of the post during the added time. This was a result that paled insignificance alongside the horrific Injury from Gomes.
The Tottenham Players and Supporters were not the only people in the Stadium distressed. Everton Manager was also distressed and vowed to support Gomes during this tragic moment. In his statement, he told Sky Sport, “ I saw the Challenge live and nothing more. I cannot talk to you about the tackle, the incident, other things that happened” Andre Gomes has also received a profound message from his former teammates. For instance, Gooey, the PSG Star who left Everton during the Transfer window, was devastated by his pal’s plight. He wrote on Twitter, “Wish you a fast recovery @aftgomes; You are a warrior” According to Delle Ali, “ Son is a divested player after the injury” He added, “ Son is one of the nicest people you would want to meet. He can’t even lift his head; he’s crying so much.”
On the other hand, Pocketing could be seen as comforting Aurier and also subbed him after the Injury. The right-back could also be seen praying as Gomes was stretched off. This was a distraught scene where football lovers around the world saw football meeting humanity.
After the game, Everton released a statement in conjunction with the severity of the injury. The Statement read, “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes will undergo Surgery tomorrow (Monday, November 4) after sustaining an ankle injury in today’s game with Tottenham Hotspur.”