Heung-min Son was visibly upset by Tottenham Hotspur’s 7-2 Champions League loss against Bayern Munich when he walked off the pitch.
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The 27-year-old scored the opening goal of the game in the 12th minute, but following the ensuing collapse, has spoken of his pain after the loss:
Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son on the Bayern defeat:
”I was hurt, just like the fans, I felt that pain. It was a bad result and I didn’t want to believe it. I was thinking ‘please, is this just a bad dream?’ but what can we do now? We have to carry on”.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/T6shyQTFtC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) October 3, 2019
Many Spurs fans have backed him after his comments, with one fan saying he is ‘one of us’, while others have stated he has nothing to be sorry for, wishing everyone in the team shared his attitude.
On WhoScored, the South Korea international was rated as Spurs’ best player on the night by a margin of 0.9, having made five shots, completed three dribbles and made one tackle, as well as playing one key pass and completing 88% of all his attempted passes.
Having drawn against Olympiacos, Son and his teammates will be looking to get a result against Crvena Zvezda to get their campaign up and running.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the comment, including posts from supportive Spurs fans, can be seen below:
Sonny atleast you showed you cared on the pitch unlike most the others, never stopped running and for that you deserve respect sir
— Musa (@Musathfc28) October 3, 2019
Nothing to apologise for Son, at least you tried to win.
— Gordon Clapham (@ClaphamGordon) October 3, 2019
If only the whole squad could play with his passion
— Hench (@mik3z_) October 3, 2019
One of us
— TrickTrick (@TrickTrick85) October 3, 2019
That boy, Sonny, is the only one who feels the pain of us real fans. I hope he never leaves us. #OneOfOurOwn.
— Daj Mangat (@mangats) October 3, 2019
We do not deserve this player 🙁
— Alex (@mcenriquerhee) October 3, 2019
He was one of a few who could hold is head high
— DAVSPURS (@davspurs) October 3, 2019
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