Kevin Phillips has claimed that the on-field scuffle between Tottenham pair Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min should have taken place in the dressing room.
However, the former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admired the passion shown by Hugo Lloris as it shows that the player cares.
An incensed Lloris ran over to Son as soon as the half-time whistle blew and teammates had to separate the pair as they walked down the tunnel.
After the 1-0 victory over Everton, the Spurs captain revealed that he was angry at the winger because of his failure to press the ball.
Phillips said that the pairs passion for the club was evident in that moment.
“I would rather see that in the dressing room,” he told Football Insider.“Having been in numerous scuffles on and off the pitch – it happens.
“It just shows you that they care. When you see it in front of a crowd quite often players are just doing it because the fans are there. To do it without a crowd shows you how much Lloris cares.
“I would rather see it with the door shut in the dressing room but unfortunately it happens and you just hope that they learn from it.
“You want to see passion from your players but at that time it was probably the wrong thing to do.”
Lloris said: “I think to concede a chance seconds before half-time because we don’t make the pressing properly and that annoyed me.
“But it’s part of football, no problem and we move on.”
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