There is no doubt how important Heung-min Son has been to Tottenham Hotspur over the past couple of seasons.
However, things did not exactly go as the South Korea international had planned when he first came to England, making just 13 starts in the Premier League and scoring four goals in his debut campaign.
The 26-year-old found it difficult to adapt to the top-flight after playing in the Bundesliga for Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen for a number of years and has since revealed that he came close to making a return after just one season.
“I came close to leaving,” he told the London Evening Standard after being named the Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.
“I went to the gaffer’s office and told him I didn’t feel comfortable and wanted to leave for Germany.”
However, four years since that move, the £45million-rated ace, per Transfermarkt, is proving exactly why Tottenham decided to bring him to north London.
Son has been extremely important to how Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham play over the past few years and has become, arguably, one of the Premier League’s most under-rated talents under the Argentine.
Although he may not have been missed following his challenging first year at the club, Spurs will have been delighted that he did not head back to Germany.
Tottenham will now look ahead to the north London derby with Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, and after a run of poor form, will be looking for Son to inspire them to a victory over their arch-rivals.
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