Date: 16th March 2021 at 10:00am
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Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to comments made by in the wake of their defeat to Arsenal in the Derby.

It’s a result that has put a huge dent in their chances of qualifying for the top four at the end of the season, but perhaps more worryingly is the injury that occurred to forward Son Heung-min during the first-half, forcing him to be replaced with Erik Lamela.

And although Lamela went on to score arguably one of the goals of the season, the damage that this injury could do in the long-run could be incredibly damaging to Spurs, especially after the emergence of the front-three he’s developed with Harry Kane and Gareth Bale.

Speaking about it after the game (via @SpursOfficial), Mourinho put the injury down to an accumulation of minutes in recent weeks, such as their game against Dinamo Zagreb where Son played over an hour. These comments left many in uproar, because if playing too much was really the reason, then there was only one person who should shoulder the blame, and that’s Mourinho:

&8220;PLAYED HIM IN EVERY GAME WITHOUT REST WHATSOEVER OF COURSE HE WAS BOUND TO GET AN INJURY”

“And who is to blame for not giving him a break!!”
“Shouldn’t have played Thursday in the first place”
“Shouldn’t have played him in the Europa when we literally have a bunch of useless wingers sitting on the bench”
“You literally could have started Bergwijn last match you Portuguese fraud”
“Driven Son to the ground. His injury is all on Jose. If he rang the claim line he would get compensation.”

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You can kind of understand the reaction here – after all, it is Mourinho who’s picking the so he can decide to give him rest whenever he sees fit.