Danny Mills was left raving over Everton defender Seamus Coleman for his actions in the aftermath of Andre Gomes’ horror injury against Tottenham on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Manchester City and England defender heralded the Republic of Ireland international for heading into the Spurs dressing room after full-time to console Heung-min Son, the South Korean’s tackle leading to the Portuguese star’s setback.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed after the game that the Toffees star made a visit to the away squad to speak to the winger and make sure he knew the home side did not blame him for what happened.
Mills told Football Insider: “It’s incredibly unfortunate, very, very sad obviously for Andre Gomes. I feel for Son as well.
“It was fabulous what Seamus Coleman did, bearing in mind he’s been through something very similar, had a horrific leg break and west straight in and said: ‘Look, it’s okay, it wasn’t deliberate, there was no malice, no intent to hurt the player.’
“Yes, he tried to stop him but how many times have we seen that happen this season?”
Coleman saw his career put on hold back in 2017, Neil Taylor’s tackle breaking his leg in two places, returning to action 10 months after suffering the blow.
Gomes was making his ninth Premier League appearance of the season against Spurs, having sat out three games earlier in the campaign, with a total of 38 outings under his belt for the Toffees.