Heung-min Son has warned Liverpool that he intends to be in ‘fire mode’ for the Champions League final.
The South Korean missed Sunday’s final game of the Premier League season through suspension but is already looking ahead to the clash with Liverpool on June 1st in Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino gave his players Monday and Tuesday off as rest following the 2-2 draw against Everton but they return to Hotspur Way today to begin their preparations for the biggest match in the club’s illustrious history.
Son admits that it would be painful to lose the final and would be something which would hurt for a long time, so instead, he is focusing on being physically and mentally ready for the match.
Despite scoring 18 goals for Spurs in all competitions since November, he finds himself in somewhat of a mini scoring drought after failing to find the net in his last five appearances.
Spurs could also be boosted by the return of Harry Kane for the match at the Wanda Metropolitano after Mauricio Pochettino failed to rule out a return (Daily Mail).
Son told the Evening Standard: “I think everyone needs this time to rest,”
“We’re trying to get as fit as possible, to make sure we give everything in this game.
“I am a really, really positive guy and it is one of the best feelings to be playing in the Champions League Final, so I just want to make sure that I am ready for every single ball and every single second. It is in three weeks, so everything is in our hands. I hope that I am in fire mode!”
“It’s been a crazy week,” he added. “We spent [last] Wednesday celebrating. We were so happy. And then I realised I couldn’t play on Sunday and I was sad. But still, we are in the Champions League Final and it feels so amazing.
“I don’t want to talk about winning or losing. There’s a long time to prepare for this important game.
“Winning the Champions League means a lot, but losing would be painful for a long, long time. We just want to be ready and then we will see what happens. Liverpool are a strong team, so how we play will be important.”
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