As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Sunderland boss Moyes explains van Aanholt absence at Tottenham

Sunderland boss David Moyes has revealed that an injury ruled full-back Patrick van Aanholt out of the Tottenham Hotspur game just minutes before kick-off on Sunday.

Van Aanholt's replacement, Jason Denayer, had a difficult time defending against Spurs winger Son Heung-min in the 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane but Moyes insisted the call had to be made in the pre-game warm-up.

"For medical reasons we chose to withdraw him, I won't follow up if you don't mind," Moyes said after the game.

"I'd like to be straight. We advised the referee very late on. I got word of something very late. People can get injured in the warm-up."

Denayer reportedly yelled out to van Aanholt, saying: "You're out injured", to which the Dutchman replied: "Who me? You're joking!"


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

Vyom Chaudhary
About the author

Vyom Chaudhary

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free