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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has revealed his disappointment at Antonio Rudiger after he aided the sending off of his forward player Son Heung-min.
Willian had put Chelsea ahead in the first half after just 12 minutes and got the second from a penalty just before half-time.
Just after the hour mark, Son was sent off for Spurs for an attempted violent tackle on Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. While the effect of the tackle was hostile, it might not have had much impact on Rudiger, but the German took advantage of Son’s malicious attempt which earned the South Korean a red card.
Mourinho has now taken a dig at Rudiger’s antics and mockingly claimed the centre-back will have ‘broken ribs’ after he fell to the floor in agony from Son’s challenge.
“If he does nothing and the referee immediately gives a yellow card to Rudiger then he won’t have a reaction,” he said.
“But if he doesn’t then you can have this sort of emotional reaction. which the referee and VAR has to analyse.
“For me football is football, the Premier League will be English football and for me that red card is a strange one.
“But I don’t want to focus on that because my team lost and I have to be complimentary to my opponents because they had the better handle on the game.”
Mourinho then mocked: “I hope Rudiger will recover from broken ribs because he will have broken ribs for sure.”