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“I just tried to hold him and speak to him” – Everton hero comments on Gomes’ injury

Cenk Tosun, Everton
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Cenk Tosun entered the match last night to try and give his team the boost they needed to tie the match against Tottenham.

Marco Silva, despite all the criticism thrown at him, made the right decision last night when he brought on the Turkey international as a substitute.

Cenk Tosun came on, scoring the goal in the dying seconds of the match.

However, Tosun didn’t want to talk about his heroics, rather focusing on his fallen teammate Andre Gomes.

Andres, Gomes, Son heung-min
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Match Referee Martin Atkinson embraces Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 03, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

After the match, he talked about what happened after Gomes went down.

“Everybody is sad inside. Some players, they nearly cried,” Tosun said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“He was in shock, his eyes were open so big. He was like crying, shouting and screaming.

“I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm. We couldn’t understand him.”

Amidst the Gomes incident, VAR was questioned for its efficiency once again.

Pochettino went ahead and slammed into Video Assistant Referee after the match.

“In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was a yellow card but the VAR changed the decision. It is the latest example of it being not clear.

“VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after.

“We all feel sorry for Andre. I want to send my best wishes to him and to his family in this tough moment. We want to send, on behalf of the squad, our best wishes.

“I don’t know what will happen now [regarding appealing decision]. The club will see if it is possible but what we cannot change is what happened after [the incident].”