Tottenham forward Son Heung-min said he was “really sorry” for his tackle which led to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes’ horrific ankle injury.
Gomes had surgery on Monday after he suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle in Sunday’s league draw.
Son was sent off for his tackle on Gomes and was visibly distressed.
“It has been a really tough few days,” Son told BT Sport after scoring twice in Spurs’ 4-0 Champions League win at Red Star Belgrade.
“I have realised how lucky I am with all the support I have had from the fans and my team-mates,” he added.
“I can say I’m really sorry for the accident and the situation but I had to focus for the team and I had to keep going and it was the right response to all the people who have supported me.”