Heung-min Son reveals his pre-match Tottenham prediction came true against Luton

Son Heung-min has revealed that he told Brennan Johnson ahead of the game against Luton Town that he would come on and make a difference.

Tottenham’s first-half display at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday followed quite a familiar pattern to what we have seen recently, with the home side struggling to break down the opposition.

However, there was a dramatic change in the Lilywhites’ intensity and pressing in the second period as they pinned the Hatters back and fashioned many opportunities.

Johnson was undoubtedly one of the catalysts for that change, with the winger showcasing his quality after replacing Dejan Kulusevski at half-time.

The Welshman played a key hand in both of Tottenham’s goals, with his cross being turned into his own net by Issa Kabore on 56 minutes before he produced an intelligent pass on to the onrushing Son to net the matchwinner on 86 minutes.

Heung-min Son
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Heung-min Son predicted a Johnson masterclass

Son praised the impact that Johnson had when he came on and also revealed that he had told the winger ahead of the game that he would make a difference.

The Tottenham captain said (via The Standard): “It was fantastic from him. The attitude, the behaviour and how he takes the game, it is very serious.

“It is sometimes really difficult when you are not starting. We have mentioned many times that the game will change when somebody comes on with fresh legs, which is what Brennan did on Saturday.

“I told him before the game: ‘You will change the game – just make sure you are prepared well’. Credit to Brennan. Brennan came on, made a huge impact for the first goal, the own goal, and for the second goal he gave a nice assist to me.

“Look I think that is what everybody expects from any player. Because I like him, I wish him to do even more, scoring goals, helping the team, especially Saturday I was very happy and pleased to see him come off the bench and do a fantastic job.”

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Johnson is clearly a very popular figure in the changing room, with Son and his teammates keen to see the winger succeed. That is not surprising, given the selfless manner in which the 22-year-old plays, working tirelessly off the ball and constantly chasing down lost causes.

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