Spurs player admits he doubted whether Son would score late winner at Aston Villa


Heung-min Son scored a dramatic 94th-minute winner to earn Tottenham Hotspur a third successive win at the expense of Aston Villa on Sunday.

The South Korean capitalised after Villa defender Bjorn Engels failed to control a simple ball which left Son through on goal and he effortlessly bent the ball beyond Pepe Reina to send the travelling Spurs away support into a frenzy to seal a 3-2 win.

Tottenham certainly should not have left it so late after squandering a number of chances to have put the game out of reach.

Dele Alli and Son were both guilty of failing to make the most of some good opportunities in front of goal.

Harry Winks did not waste the opportunity to mock Son over his poor finishing during the encounter at Villa Park, which saw the 27-year-old have to score his first goal from a rebound after initially failing to beat Pepe Reina from the penalty spot.

Winks was asked if he doubted that Son would be able to convert the late opportunity by telling the Evening Standard: “After that game, yes, he missed so many chances!

“But credit to him, he showed just how much of a world class player he is, going one-v-one and keeping his composure with the last kick of the game. 

“All game, he kept going, kept going. He’ll be the first to admit he should have scored some of those other chances. But he was fantastic, we’re delighted for him. For us it was a great feeling to score in the last minute to celebrate with fans on that side of the pitch. It was amazing.

“I didn’t think we’d score, to be honest,” added Winks. “We had so many chances to and I just thought we were going to have to settle for the draw at the end but Sonny, credit to him, he’s managed to put the last one away, the most important one.”

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