The Turkey worldwide, who had only just come on as a substitute, raced over to the stricken Gomes, whose right foot had got caught in the turf after he had been fouled by Tottenham forward Son Heung-min.
"It was very bad luck for Andre, bad luck for Everton, but to finish with a red card for Sonny was really unfair and the momentum of the game changed", added the Argentine. Another player from the Tottenham side, Serge Aurier, who too was in the process of tackling Gomes as he was falling on the ground, also looked disconsolate.
"He was in shock, his eyes were open so big".
Tottenham led 1-0 before the incident with Dele Alli scoring for the visitor just after the hour mark after Alex Iwobi's mistake led to Son feeding him the pass to score.
Yet all three penalty decisions on Sunday - at least one of which should have been awarded to Everton under the letter of the law but wasn't - paled into insignificance compared to the bombardment of reaction, much of it on social media, that accompanied a red card handed to Tottenham's Son Heung-min following an horrific and most likely season-ending injury to Everton's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes that had distraught players and officials on both sides fearing for his well-being.
Pochettino said Son's tackle had not merited a red card and that it should have been checked by VAR.
"I don't know what will happen now (in terms of an appeal)".
"I want to be remembered mainly by my example as a person, I want to be remembered as a man of God", he said in an interview, according to Evangelical Focus. I tried to tell him to stay calm.
Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed Son a yellow card before he changed it to red. "We couldn't understand him", he was quoted as saying by BBC.
"It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards". We feel devastated, it was so, so hard. We are going to talk about the VAR, the VAR need to check if it was a bad tackle and not a bad injury. I want to send my best wishes to him and to his family in this tough moment.
But as doctors swarmed onto the field, something extraordinary happened - knowing this could well be a career-ending injury for the Everton star, players began to pray. "The captain got here to the dressing room to console Son".
"I want to say thank you to the players and Coleman, who came in on behalf of the squad of Everton".