Mauricio Pochettino has blasted referee Michael Oliver for not awarding a penaty to Son Heung-Min for the second time this season and instead, showing him a yellow for diving during Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Leicester.
His words, “Today, do you think that Sonny deserved to be booked? Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable. When you compare the situation with the penalty [given] against us, unbelievable.
“The problem is, I told Michael Oliver [about] the situation against Liverpool in the last minute that should have been a penalty. Maybe [it should have been] 2-2, maybe 2-1, but it was a clear penalty.
“It was the same referee but now I don’t know how he has measured the situation. It’s so difficult. I’m a person that always accepts the mistake but I think it was so strange, the situation today.
“It was so clear, the position today with Sonny, the action, but it wasn’t clear the position of Maddison when he was on the floor.
“I’m more relaxed because we won the game — we got three important points — but so disappointed with the situation. Everyone wants to talk about different clubs or players but do you think we’re a team that’s trying to cheat the referee? Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch.”