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Jose Mourinho attacks Antonio Rudiger again after Heung-min Son's red card
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Jose Mourinho attacks Antonio Rudiger again after Heung-min Son's red card

Following Heung-min Son's red card for a reaction on Antonio Rudiger on Sunday, Jose Mourinho has continued his attack on the German defender.

Son was sent off after pushing his studs upwards into Rudiger’s chest as he fell over in what was classified as ‘violent conduct’ by VAR.

Spurs appealed Son's red card to be overturned but failed in the attempt meaning that he will miss the matches at home to Brighton, and at Norwich and Southampton on Saturday and New Year's Day respectively.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of their clash against Brighton, Mourinho continued his attack on Rudiger, "I think the focus should be on Antonio ­Rudiger and not on Son.

"I’m not speaking about the racism incident, this is another thing. I am speaking about the red card. In the Premier League, I love there is no space also for what Rudiger did. Stand up and play, man. This is the Premier League.

"That is what I said on Sunday. In some countries, and especially Latin cultures – you go to Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Italy – that happens.

"It is a cultural thing, but not in the Premier League, and the moment we try to punish the reaction of some players, insignificant ­reactions, but you try to punish, and you let it go the other one, it is because then you become part of it.

"That’s why I was trying to joke and making a bit of fun about it. Come on, do you think Rudiger plays the next game or do you think he’s injured? I think he plays. And we speak about Son and don’t speak about him."