Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier mysteriously rushed off from the pitch during their Carabao Cup fourth round clash against Chelsea to use the toilet.
Dier confirmed he needed the toilet, but his absence almost cost his team a goal in the second half.
Already 1-0 down after Timo Werner’s first goal in a Chelsea shirt, Callum Hudson-Odoi wasted a golden opportunity to double his side’s lead when he blazed over the bar.
It led to Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho rushing to the changing room to fetch Dier.
Shortly afterwards, Dier walked out of the changing room and back on to the pitch as Erik Lamela’s 81st-minute goal took the game to penalties.
After nine perfect penalties, Mason Mount missed his spot-kick and Chelsea’s fifth as Tottenham progressed to the quarter-finals.
Explaining the toilet incident, Dier told Sky Sports: “He [Mourinho] wasn’t happy, but there wasn’t anything I could do about it.
“Nature was calling! I heard there was a chance, but thankfully they didn’t take it.”
Reacting to the incident Mourinho reserved ‘special’ praise for Dier.
He said: “He had to go. There was no other chance. He had to go. Maybe it’s a normal thing when you are dehydrated.
“I knew he had to go but I just wanted to put some pressure on him.
“What happened to Eric Dier is not normal. I have to praise him in a special way.
“So many rules should be forbidden for a player to play in 48 hours of this intensity. What Eric Dier did is not human to do.”
And legendary England striker Gary Lineker, who famously soiled himself during the Three Lion’s 1990 World Cup match against Ireland, commented Tweeting: “Strange scenes as @ericdier runs off the pitch to the dressing room, followed hastily by Mourinho.
“Then Dier runs back out to resume playing. Presumably he needed the loo. Players just don’t shit on the pitch anymore. What’s wrong with them?”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com. How I make $10,000 monthly in Online SALES? apply the *Social Media Marketing Strategy* and watch your account balance swell. Buy eBook NOW!!!