Heung-min Son offers apology to Spurs team-mate after Southampton incident

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has apologised to midfielder Giovani Lo Celso for robbing him of a goal in Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Southampton.

Spurs took the lead in the second half through a strike from Son but Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser stopped the Lilywhites from progressing into the fifth round and set up a replay.

However, Jose Mourinho’s men had the ball in the net in the first half when Giovani Lo Celso’s goal was ruled out by VAR dye to Son being in an offside position when the Argentine’s shot deflected off him and into the back of the net,

The South Korean hailed Lo Celso’s recent performances and insisted that it is a pleasure to play with the 23-year-old given the current form which he is enjoying.

Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Son said, “I think he’s (Lo Celso) unbelievable! He’s working really hard in every single training session so I think every player is really happy for him to be doing so well and working so hard.

“Today I feel sorry because he scored but unfortunately I touched it with my leg. Normally it’s his goal.

“In general he’s a nice guy, working hard, so it’s a real pleasure to work with him, to play with him and I hope he can improve even more than this level.

“He likes to work, he likes to run, he likes to have the ball so it’s really nice to have team-mates like that and I’m really honoured to play with him in this team.”

The 27-year-old revealed his disappointment with the team’s failure to capitalise on their chances and come away with a win from the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Son added, “It’s disappointing because we were the better team, we had more chances than the other team but it’s a fact that we drew so we have to replay.

“I think the lads did a really, really good job to get us ahead. Gio dribbled past almost three or four players and played it to Coco (Lamela), Coco passed to me, unbelievable, so my job was only to do the finishing, so I’m grateful to the lads who made the opportunity.

“It’s quite sad that we drew but it’s a fact that we have to play at home, another game and we’ll see what’s going to happen.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Lo Celso has proven with his past few displays that he has the ability to be the team’s main creative fulcrum. With Eriksen seemingly on his way out, the Argentine’s improved form certainly softens the blow of losing the Dane. Hopefully, Lo Celso will go on to become an important part of our midfield in the years to come.

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