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Saints won't appeal Redmond's red card

AAP logoAAP 29/12/2016

Claude Puel has confirmed that Southampton will not be appealing Nathan Redmond's red card against Tottenham on Wednesday night.

The midfielder was sent off after Mike Dean believed that he made a deliberate foul that stopped a goal-scoring opportunity when he pulled down Dele Alli.

Despite boss Puel believing it was the wrong decision, Saints will not be appealing and Redmond will now serve a one-match ban.

"No. I think it is a decision that is finished. It was not a red card but after the game it is possible to look at the decision and realise that," Puel said.

"I stay with my first view - for me it was just two players trying to fight and win the ball.

"I think it is difficult to say it is a red card. I think it is outside the box.

"It is important to think about the games against West Brom and Everton now. Tottenham has finished.

"It is difficult, I think this red card prevents us to come back in the game and to play football. It is difficult to accept this."

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