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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Son asked to leave

Many Spurs fans wanted Son Heung-min sold during the summer, not myself, but after his Premier League performances in the last two games they may have changed their minds already.

In other news Pochettino has confirmed that Son Heung-min asked to leave but accepted Pochettino telling him he would like him to stay. Spurs turned down a bid from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, whereas Nabil Bentaleb, who also asked to leave was allowed to do so on loan initially to Schalke, also of the Bundesliga, where he has been an instant hit.

"He came to see me and said he needed my help, and I said: OK, always my door is open - Pochettino said after the home win against Sunderland - He is a quiet person, a nice person.

"After the Olympic Games his idea was to leave to go to Germany... In his mind, he would like to move but in the end he accepted the decision to stay and fight for his position

"The truth is on the pitch. I say this to all my players. If you deserve to play, you will play. It's not about names it's about performances. I am happy for him. His performance was fantastic. That's why we waited for him."

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who was converted from a winger knows a thing or two about playing as an attacker and he though Son was outstanding against Sunderland.

"He was incredible today. He put a couple of great crosses into the box and he should have had an assist if people went to meet his ball. 
"He did not also score, but other than that I thought he destroyed Jason Denayer on the side, or whoever was in his zone. 
"I mean you [Niall Quinn] would have liked to have been on the end of some of his crosses there. I think after what he has been doing, especially against Stoke the other week, now he is showing that he deserves to play."

The other Sky pundit ofr the game was former Sunderland striker Niall Quin who at times in commentary can be a little biased, but he was in the studio today and was also impressed with the South Korean.

"He was so energetic, so tenacious in everything he did and he did it with high skill. The only thing he probably lacked was a good chance on goal. 
"The nearest got a deflection off his own player when it was goal bound, but he was creative, buzzy, everything was quick. 
"And the run on the outside at times helps as well. He did got get much help from Jan Vertonghen at full back, so he had to do it all by himself.

"But Denayer will be glad to see the back of him anyway as he gets the bus back up to Sunderland thinking: 'I hope I do not have to come up against players like him all the time.'"

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