‘It is unacceptable’ – Heung-min Son reacts after loss against West Ham

After a frustrating night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night, Heung-min Son insisted he and the other attacking players should take responsibility for an ‘unacceptable’ performance against West Ham United.

Everything appeared to be going to plan for Spurs when, after 11 minutes, Cristian Romero scored a wonderful headed goal to put the home side in front.

It was a dominant first-half display for Ange Postecoglou‘s men, with the Lilywhites going in at halftime with the lead, the majority of possession, and a number of chances.

The North London club were made to regret those misses as West Ham came out fighting in the second half and turned the game on its head. Goals from Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse, both stemming from defensive errors for Spurs, secured all three points for the Hammers.

Heung-min Son
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Sonny is not happy with missed chances

That is now five games without a win for Tottenham, and just one point from a possible 15. Spurs had plenty of chances to win it in the first half though, and Heung-min Son is not shying away from his own part in that defeat.

After the game, he told Amazon Prime Sport: “Deserved better or not means nothing, we lost the game. It is unacceptable. You are winning. Losing that game I think is unacceptable. As a player [we] should take responsibility.

“They are tough to play against but we knew what was coming. 1-0 is not enough, you have to try and win the game. It is unacceptable. The fans do not deserve this. When you go 1-0 up early you should bring more energy and play with more energy but we didn’t and that is why we lost.

“When you have the chances to kill the game you have to play better. We lost the game, we have to move on and bounce back.

“Attacking players should feel responsibility because we had chances to kill the game. I know it is very sad for the fans and disappointed. As a group, we want to bounce back as soon as possible.”

Spurs Web Opinion

That was such a frustrating defeat, because we had more than enough chances to put the game to bed in the first half. With better finishing and a little more creativity, we’d have got the three points there, and the attackers definitely need to look at where they went wrong.

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