Tottenham Hotspur fans endured one of the lowest points in the club’s recent history in the Champions League this week, just months after reaching the final.
While it was a woeful night for many of the starting XI, one player who did do himself justice was Heung Min Son.
Sonny opened the scoring, putting Spurs ahead early in the first half, as well as fashioning a number of other chances.
Not only this, but the South Korean was full of running, both in an attacking and defensive sense, for the full 90 minutes, when others looked dead on their feet.
What impresses me most about Son is his sheer work rate, desire, and winning mentality, no matter what challenge is put in front of him.
In an interview with Goal, the winger claimed this week that he does not need the attention and limelight because he is not Messi or Ronaldo.
Son said: “No, not at all. I’m not like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. I can only do my best and try to help the team with it. If I can do that, I will be happy.”
On wanting to move back to Germany after joining Spurs, he added: “The Premier League is different. I do not want to compare this with the Bundesliga, because the Bundesliga has great quality, but in the Premier League, everything goes faster and is much more physical,” added the former Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen star.
“At the beginning, I played and also scored some goals. Unfortunately, I injured myself and it was difficult to find a connection to the team again. I did not get any more games and wanted to go back to Germany because I felt very comfortable there. But the coach has always encouraged me. He was the right coach for me in this situation.”
“I said I’d like to leave the club, but he really wanted me to do well at Tottenham. He gave me new self-confidence. The talks went so well that at some point I pushed aside my thoughts of change.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
This guy honestly and truly plays for the badge, not the name on the back of his shirt. I really do believe that Spurs would win trophies if every player had Son’s mentality.
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