Garth Crooks has claimed in his BBC Team of the Week column that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko must apologise to Southampton winger Nathan Redmond.
Sissoko, 29, was caught headbutting Saints star Redmond in the latter stages of Saturday’s clash. Spurs suffered another dismal Premier League result, losing 2-1 to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
Normally calm and collected, Sissoko was shown a yellow card for the incident. It was just his second caution of the season, but it could have been a whole lot worse as Redmond stayed on his feet.
Former Spurs striker Crooks claimed that former Newcastle and Toulouse man Sissoko should apologise to Redmond. He stated that is the Southampton man went to ground, Sissoko would have been facing a lengthy ban.
“I hope Sissoko has apologised to Redmond and said thank you to the Southampton forward for staying on his feet after Sissoko put his head in his face,” Crooks said. “Some players would have gone down and he’d be facing a ban.”
Sissoko is a very lucky boy. Just days after Harry Kane got away with a similar incident against Chelsea, you would have expected the north Londoners to go about their business much more professionally.
But it just shows that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are feeling the pressure. One point from their last four Premier League games has seen them drift out of the title race and into the clutches of Arsenal.
A Champions League place does not look so certain, now. Their lack of form has certainly coincided since Pochettino stated that his side were five to 10 years away from winning the league.