“It doesn’t matter”: Son Heung-min laughs at criticism of Tottenham’s style of play

Son Heung-min has insisted no one at Tottenham takes offense at criticism of his perceived negative style of play.

A brace from the South Korean on Wednesday helped Spurs to a thrilling 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt to move them to the top of Group D and one win away from qualifying for the Champions League round of 16.

It continued Tottenham’s 100 per cent home record with six games in N17 that season in which the hosts scored 18 goals, but it was clear that Antonio Conte’s side had sometimes lacked fluidity and were often incoherent in attack.

Midweek success in Europe was a step in the right direction as deadly duo Son and Harry Kane reunited to good effect as they had in Brighton on Saturday.

Everton are Tottenham’s next guest next weekend and while most supporters would like Spurs to go full throttle, Son knows the top style for a team third in the Premier League after nine games.

“No, I guess it doesn’t matter,” Son laughed when asked about critics.

“They criticize because we are almost well positioned in both the league and the Champions League.

“I think the criticism is because the expectation is high, so that’s how I see it. Maybe I’m too positive? But I like looking like this.

“Of course there will be some improvements and there will be some bugs. We always want to get better as a group, but to be honest, the criticism doesn’t really bother us because we only focus on ourselves.”

Had Tottenham not recovered from falling behind on Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada’s early goal, more knives would have been at play, but it was their trusty duo that turned the tie around.

Kane sent Son off with a perfectly weighted through ball and Son did the rest before the England striker fired home a penalty he won with a bulldozer run into the box.

Son scored a third volley from a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg cross, but it was the latest goal involvement between Spurs’ main strikers that caught the eye.

Son added: “The partnership that we know is there. Three days ago when we play Brighton we combine again for another goal. It’s not just about trust.

“The way we get along is almost second nature to me, so I just do my best, my job on the field. That’s what I’m doing and I think it’s important that we keep working on it.”

Despite a late scare from Frankfurt that had Tuta sent off but almost took an undeserved point after a late consolation from Faride Alidous, Tottenham held on to being within a qualifying win.



We always want to get better as a group, but to be honest, the criticism doesn’t really bother us because we only focus on ourselves.

son Heung-min

It’s only been three years since they made it to the final under Mauricio Pochettino but Son isn’t overwhelmed with the forthcoming games against Sporting and Marseille.

“We’re at the top of the group, but that doesn’t mean anything at the moment,” he said.

“There will be two big games, two important games and we just have to focus.

“We have another home game in two weeks, so we can prepare well, we can complete everything, so it’s up to us.

“We have to do our best to achieve what we want to achieve. I don’t really focus on other teams and what they think about our team because I just focus on our team and what we can do better.”

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