Spurs star reveals the ‘hunger’ his team-mates have to finally win something

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Dom Le Roy

For all the progress Tottenham have made as a club under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino, they still do not have any worthwhile silverware to show for their efforts.

They were one step away from clinching the Champions League crown last season and have competed for the Premier League title on multiple occasions but the team has so far not been able to make that final all-important step.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has now talked about how hungry the players are for major honours after their experiences in the last few seasons.

Speaking to Daily Mail, Son said, “I think the people know how close we are. Everyone was always surprised when Tottenham were doing well.

“The players, the staff are ready but you cannot promise it, you can’t. Football changes so quickly and I am not a guy who wants to speak and then doesn’t do it.

“I want to play to win, and the players here are so hungry. To win everything is sometimes not possible but the players deserve it.

“For me Spurs’ players really, really want something. I hope this season we can achieve more than last season.

“This is what we dream of. Manchester City and Liverpool, no question they were unbelievable last season but is it sure that Manchester City or Liverpool will win this league?

“I am a realistic man, but to win the league of 20 teams, maybe not. Who thought about Leicester? In football you never know. Until the end of the season you never know what will happen.

“Like last season as well, Liverpool was at the top, then City. It will happen again. I don’t want to expect anything, I just want to keep winning with my team, have more chances, and at the end of the season we can talk. It is almost 10 months — that is a long race.”

The 26-year-old returned to Premier League action last weekend against Newcastle after serving his suspension following a straight red against Bournemouth in the penultimate game of last season.

He revealed that he was a nervous wreck while watching the team from the sidelines and insisted that he is raring to go and can’t wait to help the team win football matches.

He added, “I was a bad spectator the first two games. I am bad at it. I watched and it was so painful. Really bad, actually.

“It made me feel very sorry as well because I know it was my own mistake why I was out, and that was what I was thinking when Aston Villa were 1-0 up.

“I was finding that very hard, moving in my seat up until 72 minutes when it became 1-1. I felt very bad about the red card. I will never say I will change the way I play but this was just so painful to watch.

“I love being in this team and to miss it because it was my own fault was not nice at all. It took me two seconds on the pitch against Bournemouth to realise what I was going to miss and that I should learn something from this. I hope this never happens again.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Son proved during Harry Kane’s injury spell last season that he has the mentality to stand up and be counted when the team really needs him. I believe the South Korean will comfortably surpass his goal tally from last season if he remains fit through the season.

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