Son Heung-min considered Tottenham exit after 1st season until discussion with Pochettino

first_imgSon Heung-min considered Tottenham exit after 1st season until discussion with PochettinoSon Heung-min revealed that after his first season struggle at Tottenham Hotspur, he came close to leaving but manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke to him and showed trust in him.advertisement Next Reuters LondonMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 21:12 IST Son Heung-min has played a crucial role for Tottenham Hotspur this season, scoring 11 times in 22 Premier League games. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSon Heung-min wanted to go back to Germany after struggling at Tottenham in the first seasonSon said he was more than grateful to Mauricio Pochettino for showing faith in himPochettino said Son was “a happy boy that translates that energy to the team”Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min wanted a transfer back to Germany after struggling in his debut season at the Premier League club but stayed put after a conversation with manager Mauricio Pochettino, the South Korea international has said.Son moved to Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and scored only four times in 28 league matches but he has since turned his fortunes around and looks set to have his best season in a Spurs shirt with 11 league goals in 22 games so far.”I came close to leaving. I went to the gaffer’s office and told him I didn’t feel comfortable and wanted to leave for Germany,” Son told Standard Sport in an interview.”The gaffer trusted me and I am so grateful. He made my dream come true. I am more than grateful [to him].”It’s difficult to say. I have worked four years with the gaffer, it’s just amazing.”With Harry Kane and Dele Alli both sidelined due to injuries during crucial periods this season, Son has stepped up and helped Spurs keep a firm grip on third spot in the league.His fine form has come even with having to leave Tottenham twice for international duty, first for the Asian Games in August and then for the Asian Cup in January.”Today, patience in football is difficult but always it’s about time. You can learn a lot from these difficult moments,” Pochettino said.”The conversation [with Son] was not only professional, it was human. Sonny was patient. He was happy with the decision and now we are seeing his best form.advertisement”People love him, teammates, fans. It’s very easy to work with him. He’s very professional… a happy boy that translates that energy to the team.”Tottenham host Arsenal in the north London derby on Saturday.Also Read | Massive opportunity lost for us: Mauricio Pochettino disappointed with Tottenham lossAlso Read | Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min lauds unbelievable teammate Jan VertonghenFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Son Heung-minFollow Mauricio PochettinoFollow Tottenham Hotspurlast_img read more