Portsmouth captain Aaron Mokoena has accused Jermain Defoe of a 'cheap shot' after appearing to stamp on him during Tottenham's 2-1 win at Fratton Park on Saturday.
The England striker scored Spurs' second goal of the game against his former club before ending the game under a cloud when he was shown a red card for a 60th minute incident involving Mokoena.
"He's a committed player but that one was out of this world," said Mokoena.
"Jermain has a bright future in the England squad, but what he did was embarrassing. He did apologise to me after the game.
"You can go for tackles, but not like that. I'm very good in tackles and in nailing people, but it's all about your timing and not trying to injure players.
"But what he did was a cheap shot. You can't do that in this league. It's just crazy.
"I had a chat with him after the game and he thought I was going to nail him first, but I was going there to get the ball.
"There was nothing I did wrong, so it was a bit cheap from him.
"He said to me the referee was against him the whole game. That's his view. I didn't see that at all."