Son explains how his role within the dressing room is changing at Spurs

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Heung-min Son
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Son Heung-Min explained in an interview with Tottenham Hotspur’s website about his role in the dressing room and his increasing responsibilities within the squad.

The South Korean international scored the winner against Watford last weekend, when the 29-year-old’s free-kick in the first half being proved to enough for Spurs to take all three points.

Son also scored the winner in the first match against Manchester City, meaning he has started the Premier League season with a return of two goals in three games (Transfermarkt).

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have won three top-flight games in a row without conceding a goal, all with a 1-0 scoreline.

To the delight of Spurs fans, Son signed a new contract with the club during the summer which runs until 2025, the South Korean will be 34 when the deal expires.

Son, 29, is now the second oldest player at the club behind Hugo Lloris and has become a key figure since signing in 2015. It is only natural that the forward is now looked at as a more experienced player in the dressing room.

He said: “I’m now almost the oldest player here after Hugo.

“I always try to help the young lads. I was talking with Japhet at half-time because I was playing on the right side and the combination of playing together is really important.

“It’s not only me, but all the players take a big responsibility in the changing room, on the pitch, off the pitch, and that’s a good sign. Let’s keep doing this.”

Son then went on to speak about the win over Watford.

“The lads did a really great job.

“Obviously, it’s not an easy game. There has never been an easy game in the Premier League. I’ve been here seven seasons now and it’s never been like, ‘okay, this game we can enjoy’.

“It’s always a fight but we did a great job. Okay, 1-0, it sounds like we didn’t dominate the game, but we completely dominated the game and deserved these three points.

“I’m so proud of the guys, all working together and bringing a fantastic performance in this amazing stadium with our fantastic fans.”

Speaking on his free-kick that won Spurs the game, he said:  “For me, it looks like slow-motion. I could see the fans stand up, they are excited, and as soon as the ball hits the net… you should watch it again, how the fans go, what’s the right word? Mad?”

SpursWeb Opinion

Son is probably the most loved figure in N17 at the moment and it’s clear to see why. His clear quality on the pitch mixed with his infectious energy off it.

It is a weird thought that Son is one of the oldest players but that speaks volumes for the older players that have been shifted out this transfer window.

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