Son-Lloris bust-up is ‘healthy’ and fights happen all the time, says Dyer
Kieron Dyer, the former England international who was sent off for fighting with Newcastle team-mate Lee Bowyer, says there are still punch-ups on training grounds and believes they are a natural by-product of a competitive dressing room.
Speaking after the clash between Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris during Tottenham’s win over Everton, Dyer said: “The fact Jose [Mourinho] described it as ‘beautiful’ tells you everything. It’s healthy and when you have 25 or 30 young men together in a competitive environment, it’s going to happen.”
Dyer missed an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United after his red card in 2005.
“There were fights on the training ground or in the dressing room at every single club I played for,” said Dyer, who also played for Ipswich Town, West Ham, QPR and Middlesbrough. “Not once did it lead to a lasting problem, either in terms of team spirit or between those involved. It really does happen all the time. As for the Bowyer fight, we are still friends now. The two of us were fine almost immediately afterwards.”