Pochettino’s side were down to 10 men just before half-time when South Korean Son reacted angrily to Jefferson Lerma trying to retrieve the ball and pushed the Bournemouth midfielder opponent over, which saw referee Craig Pawson immediately show a red card.
Spurs’ afternoon got even worse just three minutes following the restart when Foyth, on as a half-time substitute, was also swiftly dismissed when he overran the ball and went through with a foot raised on Jack Simpson.
Spurs missed the chance to guarantee Champions League football next season after Nathan Ake scored a stoppage-time winner.
“That is cruel because I think that to fight the second half with nine player and conceded the goal in the last minute always is cruel but that is football,” said Pochettino.
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