The brutal elbow that Gonzalo Montiel received in the friendly between Seville and Tottenham
Nothing made believe that a strong crossing could be triggered. However, at halftime of the friendly between Seville Y Tottenhamplayed at the Suwon World Cup, in South Korea, Gonzalo Montiely Are Heung-Min were the protagonists of a strong discussion that ended with the intervention of both campuses. It is that a few minutes before the end of that stage, the Korean soccer players of the English club disputed a ball with the Argentine defender and covered himself with his left arm that hit the face of the former River side that ended with a bloody mouth.
The play occurred two minutes from the end of the first half and the hardness of the crossing was not noticed, however, once the camera repeated the action, the transmission stayed with Montiel, who suffered a cut in the area near the mouth and started bleeding. So much so that he had to be assisted by the Spanish team’s medical staff and had to leave the field of play for a few moments to recover.
Once the referee finished the first 45 minutes, the Argentine defender went straight to reprimand Son for how he left his arm to cover the position. The former River went face to face with the Tottenham footballer and it could be read on his lips: “The c…. of your mother.” The Korean did not like the claim at all and pushed the Argentine, which caused players from the two teams, substitutes and part of the technical staff to enter the field of play to separate them.
Alejandro Papu Gómez and Lucas Ocampos joined Montiel’s anger and then Erik Lamela and Cuti Romero arrived to stand between them, calm Montiel and prevent the tumult from escalating. Lopetegui, coach of Sevilla, made several changes at halftime and among them the former River side came out.
In the English media they assure that the way in which the Korean soccer player from Tottenham covered the ball is because the Seville soccer players entered the game seeming to forget that it was a friendly, since “in several actions they hit the stars of the Spurs” .
They even assure that Montiel was in several of these situations and describe Son’s reaction as “particularly guilty”, since prior to the intersection with the Korean soccer player, he had recklessly attacked Ryan Sessegnon.
Beyond the fight between Montiel and Son, the duel ended 1-1. At the beginning of the second half, Tottenham star Harry Kane opened the scoring, while Croatian Ivan Rakitić was responsible for scoring the final tie in one of the matches of the tour of Asia that both teams are carrying out.