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Pochettino reveals impressive Spurs star wanted to leave

A 1-0 win over Sunderland yesterday had the Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern in good spirits, as they continued their solid start to the season. 

Unbeaten since Premier League action resumed, the Spurs supporters propping up the bar have been celebrating.

Despite being hauled off at half-time during their Champions League loss to Monaco, the North London locals have been impressed with the form of Heung-min Son.

The South Korean dazzled during the win over the Black Cats, as well as notching twice against Stoke City last weekend.

Now, following quotes from the Evening Standard, the drinkers in this evening have heaped further praise on manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Popular amongst them as it is, the Argentine has conceded that the 24-year-old was keen on leaving White Hart Lane during the transfer window, though was eventually convinced to stay.

Signed from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, the most expensive ever Asian player found his first year difficult in patches and is said to have wanted to return to Germany.

However, Pochettino has revealed how he was convinced otherwise and is now committed to the cause at the Lane.

“For him last season was tough. He came to see me and said ‘I need your help’,” explained the ex-Southampton boss.

“I said, ‘okay, always my door is open’ and we decide to stay. He is a quiet person, nice person and then you need to fight for your place.

“But it’s true from the beginning after the Olympic Games his idea was to leave to go to Germany. One thing is what the player wants, the other is the club decision.

“In his mind, he would like to move, but in the end he accepted to stay and fight for his position.”

How important will Son be to Spurs this season? Let us know below…


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