Heung-min Son spoke in the aftermath of Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United last night and stressed the importance of delivering for the fans.

After a humbling 6-1 defeat to Newcastle at the weekend, Tottenham hosted Manchester United in a midweek fixture that required a much-improved performance from the Spurs team.

Heung-min Son

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Things did not go to plan in the first half, with Spurs trailing 2-0 thanks to goals from Jaden Sancho and Marcus Rashford. The home side were booed off the pitch after a lacklustre first 45 minutes.

Whatever was said at halftime clearly did the trick, as the Lilywhites managed to drag themselves back into the game and secure a point.

A wonderful goal from Pedro Porro got Spurs back in the game, before Son added his 13th goal of the season (Transfermarkt) to level the scores with a little over ten minutes to go.

Spurs will have every right to feel like they could have taken all three points, and Son claimed his team are not happy to have only managed a draw yesterday evening.

He told BT Sport: “I thought we didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down in the first half. We played quite well, we had the chances to score but we weren’t clinical enough.

“I think in the second half we showed great character, but we’re not happy we didn’t get three points. The final decision-making wasn’t perfect.

“We didn’t want to let the fans down, we wanted to give everything and that was the dressing room speech. We couldn’t let the game go.

“We were really angry about it, we didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down at half-time. I think the lads showed really good character.”

Looking back at the Newcastle defeat, Son added: “Football is all about the fans. The last week was unacceptable and we didn’t want to repeat that.

“We feel really, really sorry for the performance and result and today we wanted to bring a good energy. With [the fans], we really appreciated their support. They were fighting with us.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Tonight was a much better showing from Spurs.

The first half was pretty poor, but the second half actually proved that a lot of these players do care and have got the fighting spirit supporters want to see from the team.

We have five very difficult games left now, but we have to see this level of commitment maintained.

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