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Spurs skipper Son Heung-min furious with ‘unacceptable’ five-match winless run

Branding Tottenham’s five-match winless run as “unacceptable,” Son Heung-min expressed concerns over Spurs’ performance.

Despite easing fears about his own fitness, Spurs and Son Heung-min faced a 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham on Thursday night, conceding after taking the lead through Cristian Romero’s 11th-minute header in the London derby.

This marked the fifth consecutive match in which Ange Postecoglou’s team had taken the lead but failed to secure victory, resulting in an undesirable Premier League record.

“You are winning five times in a row and then you lose that game like that, it is just unacceptable,” captain Son told SpursPlay.

“I am angry because it shouldn’t be happening. Five times in a row is just unacceptable and I think we are soft.

“Every single player; young player, experienced player, good player, superstar, you have to take responsibility and move on stronger.”

-Son on Spurs’ nightmarish run

“This shouldn’t be happening and I love them as boys, I love working with the guys, but it shouldn’t be happening.

“In the Premier League 1-0 is never enough, 1-0 is never enough. The players should know and I should know as well.

Son calls on all Spurs players to ‘take responsibility’

“We had the chance to kill the game and we were just soft when we play the final third passes or even someone makes good runs and we don’t find it.

“We have to be ruthless and I also feel the responsibility. It was very sad that the fans were turning around and going home. They didn’t look very happy so a big, big sorry and yeah I take responsibility.

“Every single player; young player, experienced player, good player, superstar, you have to take responsibility and move on stronger.”

Son Heung-min did not finish the match against West Ham, being substituted in the 88th minute. Spurs’ leading goalscorer had to leave the field after sustaining a blow to the back. However, he remained optimistic about his fitness and expressed hope of being available for Sunday’s match against top-four rivals Newcastle.

He added: “Yeah I hope so. I had a big kick on my back, in the bone so we’ll see. I didn’t have time to assess so we’ll see what happens.

“Look, we have to bounce back as strong as ever and it is another home game.

“I know it sounds crazy five games in a row. I hope it was a good lesson and look we have to take the loss and there is no time to regret what we done.

“There is no time to regret so we have to move on, put the chest out, take the responsibility and Sunday we have to make a big step forward.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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