Son Heung-min has claimed that he and his teammates are ‘gutted’ following their 3-2 loss at home at Southampton, admitting that the team has to ‘do much better’ at home.

Southampton dominated proceedings in the first half and only some wasteful finishing from the away side kept the scores level heading into the interval.

However, Antonio Conte’s men gave a much better account of themselves at the start of the second half as they pressed the Saints high up the pitch and fashioned some opportunities.

It looked like Spurs were going to come away with all three points when Son gave them the lead in the 70th minute after being picked out with an inch-perfect cross by Lucas Moura.

However, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men scored twice in a matter of two minutes late on to take all three points.

Son admitted that Tottenham had the chance to finish the game off in the second half and the team paid for their mistakes.

The South Korean told BT Sport 3 HD (9/2/22 at 22:00): “To be honest, very disappointed and gutted. Especially being at home and leading. We should do much better than this, conceding the same goals in five minutes. Very disappointing.

“When you play at home, we knew Southampton would be pushing hard and being aggressive. We struggled in the first half but had chances to score.

“Obviously really disappointed at halftime, we pressed high in the second half but could have finished the game early. A disappointing result.”

The loss means that Tottenham missed a golden opportunity to put themselves in the driving seat in the race for the fourth spot.

When asked about how the defeat affects the race for Champions League qualification, Son said: “Everyone is dropping points and it is a disappointing result.

“We are not looking at any other teams and want to finish as high as possible. We need to go again, bounce back and it is going to be a tough night.”

Spurs Web Opinion

After Son gave us the lead, we needed a calmer heads to slow the game down and see out the result. That is where the absence of a leader like Eric Dier seemingly cost us. I thought we got carried away by the emotions of the game and quite naive in the final 20 minutes.

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