Riether had a clear view of the incident and said Emmanuel Adebayor‚Äôs two-footed lunge against Santi Cazorla in the previous day‚Äôs north London derby between Spurs and Arsenal was ‚Äú10 time heavier‚ÄĚ.
The right-back insisted: ‚ÄúFor me it was no red card. I couldn‚Äôt understand it and it changed the game. We were good, we were controlling the game, but such decisions change games and for us it was a different game then.
‚ÄúTo play such a long time with 10 players is not easy. We tried our best, we had good chances, perhaps better chances than Sunderland, but in the end we lost and it is very disappointing.‚ÄĚ