Date Posted: Sunday 3rd November 2019 7:46
Marco Silva urges his Everton players to come together as they await more news about Andre Gomes' terrible injury after drew 1-1 at home with Tottenham on Sunday.
Dele Alli's first away goal in the Premier League since January seemed to give the visitors their first win on the road in 10 months until Cenk Tosun's late intervention.
But the comeback was clouded by a terrible injury to Gomes in the second half, who saw Son Heung-min sent off for a yellow card before being shown by referee Martin Atkinson.
The Portugal international was caught in a late challenge, but that was how he fell awkwardly as Serge Aurier approached, causing the right ankle to appear, apparently at right angles to the shin.
"Andre Gomes went to the hospital," Silva told Sky Sports. “Our medical team is taking control of everything and soon there will be more information. We wait until it gets a little clearer.
“This is a bad time for us as a group and team. It's more than a football game, it's the most important thing right now. We as a group have to maintain unity. "
In the match Silva added: “We showed a fantastic, very good team spirit. It was hard to play 15 minutes straight because of many, many stops.
“The game, to be honest, deserved a little more. The players reacted well by falling behind and we showed that spirit to go back and score and keep trying to score the second one as well. "
At VAR Silva continued: “I am 100% sure of what happened there at all times. I have no doubt, I don't know why they need to stop and take two minutes to decide. But I think it is also very difficult for the referee.
"We have to focus on the game and respect the decisions of the referee and the VAR as well."