Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur’ star recently sat for an interview. He opened up about the experience of playing under the club’s manager, Jose Mourinho and how he is trying to change himself on and off the pitch.
Son Heung-min: Sometimes we have to be tough guy
Son Heung-min, the Spurs’ winger had an on-pitch clash in the last season with teammate, Hugo Lloris, the club’s goalkeeper.
The argument took place just on the brink of the half-time after they almost relinquished their half time lead against Everton.
Son Heung-min has been dubbed as a gentleman on the pitch. But occasionally he can be witnessed losing his temper. During the interview, he was asked if that bothers him or that is his true self. The Spurs’ star replied,
“I don’t know. I don’t want to lose. As a football player who would want to lose. I try to be a gentleman and a good guy off the pitch, but on the pitch I can’t be the good guy. People laugh at me.”
He continued, “I want to be a tough guy because you play for winning. Gaffer said, ‘good guys never win’. So sometimes we have to be tough guy. This is what I’m doing and trying to do.”
Son Heung-min shares experience of playing under Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese manager took the charge of managerial duties of Spurs after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in 2019. The manager is known for his world-class and extraordinary tactics.
Son Heung-min, the South Korean International praised the Spurs boss and he is delighted to perform under the guidance of the gaffer. When asked about what is it like to have a coach like him, the 28-year old said,
“Well, it means a lot. He knows how to win trophies. We are looking forward to win trophies. It’s upto the players obviously but the gaffer is working hard. We have to believe ourselves and listen to what the gaffer wants. I’m pretty sure he will bring us trophies.”
Son Heung-min, who joined the Premier League side in 2015, has made 229 appearances for the club and netted 85 goals.
In the last season, he has scored 18 goals in 41 appearances. He also won the Tottenham Player of the Season for two consecutive seasons.
He assisted his team to reach the Champions League final in 2018/19 but came up short against Liverpool and were defeated 2-0.
The fast pace and clinical finishing make him a top-class striker and one of the greatest football players in the club’s history.
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