According to Alasdair Gold, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte told Heung-min Son he would withdraw him from the action shortly before the forward scored his second goal in the 3-1 win over Leicester City.
Son was on fire against the Foxes, bagging a brace and also providing the assist for Harry Kane’s opener. The result leaves Spurs two points behind Arsenal in fourth place with four games left to play, including a north London derby.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast, Gold revealed Conte spoke to the South Korea international shortly before the goal. He explained (36.53), “What made it even funnier was that Conte apparently told him a couple of minutes before, ‘I’m probably going to take you off in a bit, for a bit of a rest’. And Sonny’s response was ‘I’m going to go and scored an amazing goal’, which is what he did. It was just incredible.”
TIF Thoughts on Son
While Son is truly valued at Spurs, he may be massively underrated across the Premier League. Rarely is he mentioned amongst the division’s best players, but his performances on the pitch deserve such recognition. Only Mohamed Salah has netted more than his 19 goals this term, and he has scored at least ten goals in the Premier League in each of the last six seasons.
Will Spurs get top 4?
Although he is now 29, there has never been any serious interest in his services from other clubs, which is, quite frankly, astounding. His reaction to being told by Conte that he would be taken off was fantastic, and displays the ability he possesses. If Tottenham are to qualify for the Champions League, they will need Son at his very best.