Darren Bent has revealed he loved seeing Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris berate teammate Heung-min Son for his lack of effort against Everton last week.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and England striker admits it was controversial from the French shot-stopper but that it showed some much-needed passion from the Lilywhites.
Lloris had to be held back from confronting his South Korean teammate as the players went in for half-time in the 1-0 win over the Toffees.
Bent admits players cannot be seen to be falling out on a regular basis but insists the Spurs captain’s actions can be seen as a positive.
Bent told Football Insider: “It does show they both care, it shows they’re not happy and I love to see that. It shows they care and that they’re not just getting on with what they’ve got to do.
“Clearly Lloris wasn’t happy with Heung-min Son that he didn’t track his runners, I get that, it’s still a game of passion that boils over – I’ve been on the training ground where there have been full-blown scraps and that’s just training.
“You don’t want it to become a regular occurrence but it shows they do care. There are times where you can’t help it. All it takes is one person not to do their job and Hugo Lloris in that incident was right.”
Spurs ended up winning against Everton thanks to an own goal from Michael Keane.
They drew 0-0 against Bournemouth in their last game and face Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon.
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