Prior to Sunday’s match against Newcastle United, Son Heung-min allayed concerns about his own fitness while praising Tottenham’s five-game losing streak as “unacceptable”.
In the London derby, Cristian Romero’s header in the eleventh minute gave Spurs the lead, but they lost 2-1 against West Ham on Thursday night at home. Ange Postecoglou’s team had led for the fifth straight game, but was unable to hold on for the win, setting an unfavorable Premier League record.
With a 3-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park, Newcastle also suffered a setback, and Eddie Howe does not anticipate any players on the team’s long injury list to return for the match in North London. Son, though, maintains that in the match that will be broadcast on Sunday, Tottenham has the upper hand.
Captain Son told SpursPlay, “You are winning five games in a row, and then you lose that game like that, it is just unacceptable.” “It shouldn’t be happening, which is why I am upset. That’s just not right—five times in a row—and it makes me believe that we are weak.
As much as I enjoy working with the guys and I love them as boys, this shouldn’t be happening. In the Premier League, a score of 1-0 is never sufficient. Both the players and I ought to be aware of this.
“Even when someone makes a great run and we fail to find it, we had the opportunity to end the game, but we were just too soft when we played the final third passes. We need to be merciless, and I feel accountable for that as well. The fact that the fans were leaving and heading home was really depressing. They didn’t appear to be very happy, so I apologize profusely and accept full responsibility.
Each and every player, regardless of age or skill level, must accept responsibility and keep going forward.
Son was replaced in the 88th minute of the West Ham game, but he was unable to complete the match. After suffering a blow to the back, Tottenham’s top scorer hobbled off, but he was optimistic about being ready for Sunday’s visit from top-four rivals Newcastle.
He went on, “Yes, I do hope so. We’ll see. I felt a strong kick to the bone on my back. We’ll see what transpires because I didn’t have time to evaluate. It’s a home game, so we need to recover as strongly as possible.
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.