‘Such a strong bond’ – Robinson reacts to incident after Carabao Cup Final

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Heung-min Son
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Paul Robinson has admitted that he feels for Son Heung-min after the forward burst into tears following Tottenham’s loss against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. 

City emerged the winners on Sunday owing to a late Aymeric Laporte header, which ensured that they got their hands on the League Cup for the fourth consecutive season.

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s quest for silverware continues, with the club now set to end a 13th straight campaign without any trophies to show for their achievements. 

After the final whistle, Son burst into tears and was seen being consoled on the pitch by City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden. 

Robinson insisted that there is no player in world football who deserves to win silverware more than the likes of Son.

The former Spurs number one, who was himself quite popular with the Tottenham faithful, also talked about the special relationship that the South Korean has with Spurs fans and added he hopes the club will not have to wait too long to end their quest for a trophy.

Robinson told Football Insider: “Son is a very emotional player and he gets very emotionally involved and you could see that on Sunday.

“He has been at Spurs a long time now and he knows how much it means to supporters.

“There is such a strong bond between players and supporters at Tottenham. If the supporters take to you and you build that rapport with them when you don’t win, you feel like you’ve let them down. You want to reward the fans.

“It is a massive club that has not won silverware for such a long time. If anybody deserves to win a trophy it is him, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.

“I really felt for Son, I know how emotionally involved he gets. I just really hope they can keep the likes of Son this summer. 

“They need a top manager to come in who can reward these players with some kind of silverware.” 

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