Ange Postecoglou gives honest verdict on Yves Bissouma’s red card in Tottenham’s win against Luton Town
Yves Bissouma made things really hard for Tottenham Hotspur against Luton Town when he was sent off in first-half stoppage time.
His first yellow card came in the 38th minute when he pulled back Luton’s Chiedozie Ogbene. The second one was perhaps one of the most foolish bookings we have seen in a while.
Bissouma was booked for simulation outside the box just before the break — a hammer blow for the visitors against the newly-promoted side.
Luton were wasteful with their chances and Micky van de Ven made them pay seven minutes after the restart, tucking away a neat low pass from James Maddison inside the box.
Bissouma’s mistake went unpunished when it came to the result but he will miss out next game in the Premier League against Fulham after the international break on 23 October.
Speaking on the Mali international’s red card after the win, Ange Postecoglou said, via The Sydney Morning Herald:
“Biss (Bissouma) made a mistake. His teammates made sure that mistake didn’t cost us and I’m sure when Biss gets back in the team he will reciprocate and make sure that whatever else happens he can get us over the line.
“These things happen in football. It’s disappointing. With all these things I always look at reactions. What are we doing about it? I thought the reaction was outstanding.”
As long as the former Brighton & Hove midfielder learns from his mistake, it is no sweat off Tottenham’s back. We won a tough game away from home and will end gameweek eight top of the table if Manchester City don’t beat Arsenal later today (8 October).
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Both of Bissouma’s yellow cards were due to foolish actions from the player himself. We can’t blame the referee for it, and perhaps this could be a chance for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg or Giovani Lo Celso to impress against the Cottagers.