Tottenham winger Son Heung-min has suggested Serge Aurier's needless red card against Southampton was simply a mistake.
The hot-headed 26-year-old was dismissed following two bookings in the space of four first-half minutes.
The Ivorian's teammates were forced to hold on and secure a hard-fought 2-1 win in north London, but Son said Spurs would not begrudge the right-back his actions.
"It’s normal, it’s football, Serge didn’t want to get a red card, who wants to get a red card?
"It was a mistake, we should understand, Sergie was really, really happy when we came back to the changing room."
He added: "This is the team, if someone gets a red card we have to fight for him. I think this was the most important win to get our confidence back."
The South Korean also hailed his new teammate Tanguy Ndombele, who notched again on Saturday to add to his strike against Manchester City, seeing his powerful drive fly past Angus Gunn, who could have done better in the Southampton goal.
Source : 90min