Everton manager Marco Silva agrees, saying that a high profile player like Son, would never play with such intentions.
Maybe it will prove a turning point, but this game surrendered any kind of pattern as it went on, becoming dominated by controversy and awful fortune to the extent that it is hard to read much into either side's overall showing.
Pochettino did, however, praise Everton's players for their reaction and their support for the distraught Son - particularly club captain Seamus Coleman, who was out for a year after suffering a similarly-horrific double-fracture of his lower leg in March 2017.
Gomes then seemed to collide with Serge Aurier while off-balance and went to ground with what looked to be a significant injury to his right leg. Both sets of players appeared shaken at the extent of the injury to Gomes' right ankle as medics treated the Portuguese midfielder before he was stretchered off and taken by ambulance to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool. It was an terrible, traumatic moment.
Initially, referee Martin Atkinson was going to give Son a yellow card, but upgraded it to a red card once he realised the seriousness of the injury.
Marco Silva praised his teams spirit for the manner in which they responded to equalise against 10-men Spurs in Sunday's 1-1 draw and believes Everton deserved more than Spurs.
"He was devastated", Pochettino said of Son. It is the latest example of it being not clear.
After the match, Everton Fan Services posted that the club was looking into allegations of racism.
Just 11 points from 11 league games sees Everton sit way down in 17th place, scoring just 11 goals in that time.
He added: "Son is one of nicest people you would want to meet".
The South Korean was inconsolable immediately after and once he was dismissed, he headed back to the dressing room where, according to teammate Deli Ali, he was in floods of tears and couldn't even lift his head. "On that form [Spurs draw], results will be hard to come by".
But that seemed to be a footnote by the end.
In Portugal there's already been chats with medical professionals, and one who knows more about football injuries than most is Henrique Jones.
Everton have since tweeted to update supporters on Gomes' condition, stating the player is "expected to make a full recovery".