New Dressing Room Footage Shows Things Got Seriously Heated Between Son Heung-Min And Hugo Lloris
New footage from Spurs' All or Nothing documentary shows the aftermath of last season's heated clash between Son Heung-Min and Hugo Lloris.
In a remarkable scene during the club's 1-0 win over Everton in July, both players had to be separated as they made their way off the pitch at half-time after a furious Lloris accused the South Korean international of not tracking back.
Son's lack of effort when closing down Yerry Mina in an Everton attack left the French goalkeeper furious and now, in one of the final three episodes to be released next week, you can witness the incredible confrontation in full.
As the players enter the dressing room, cameras quickly pick up on Lloris walking towards a seething Son Heung-Min, who can also be heard shouting following the on-field scrap.
"It's the same for you, it's the same for Harry and it's the same for Lucas!" Lloris screams at Son. "Make the run, one minute to go! one minute we nearly concede a goal!"
Lloris then gets up close and personal with his teammate as defender Serge Aurier holds the goalkeeper back. This is insane.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho quickly calls a team meeting in the dressing room and addresses the awkward situation.
"What happened in here,..I don't know the whole of the story," he said. "I know that he wants you to come back...but if you are a kid, if you are a spoilt guy, it's very bad."
Footage soon pans to the full-time whistle, where Son and Lloris can be seen embracing each other after Spurs picked up all three points.
"It just belongs to the changing room," the Frenchman said after the game.
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"Outside you can say whatever you want. There is a lot of respect between all the players in the changing room. What happened between me and Sonny is just something that is part of football sometimes. But there is no problem at all."
Mourinho, meanwhile, labelled the fiery exchange as "beautiful" after the full-time whistle.
"[The argument] was probably as a consequence of our meetings," he said. "If you want to blame someone for that it's me,"
"I was critical of my boys. They were not critical enough with themselves. I asked them to be more demanding of each other.
"Son is an amazing kid. Everybody likes Son, but the captain told him you have to do more and give more to the team.
"It is something needed for the team to grow up. To grow up you need big personalities. When you have that reaction I have no doubts."
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