Even though Tottenham Hotspur defeated Eddie Howe’s team handily on Sunday, Son Heung-min had nothing but praise for one Newcastle United player.
Son was speaking on Sky Sports (broadcast on October 12 at 18:37), following a match that the South Korean player most definitely won against Kieran Trippier.
On Sunday, Son Heung-min was back to his best. Spurs were excellent, taking full advantage of the obvious fatigue on the Newcastle team. And practically everything they did revolved around their captain.
Son Heung-min commends Kieran Trippier following Tottenham’s victory
Richarlison and Destiny Udogie were set up by Son for the first two goals. And from a Tottenham perspective, he won and converted the penalty to complete the scoring in the second half.
Undoubtedly, the 31-year-old made sure Kieran Trippier had a very unpleasant return to North London. It was obvious that Trippier was having difficulty containing the assailant.
Even though he could easily put their friendship on hold for the duration of the game, Son nevertheless indicated that he is a huge fan of his former Tottenham teammate.
Look, we had a great time here with one of my best friends, Tripps. However, there are no friends when you play against each other, he said to Sky Sports.
When he was in the game, I tried to defeat him. However, it was a difficult moment for me, and he is an incredible defender.
Newcastle must find a second wind in some way.
For the Magpies, the past few games have obviously been a step too far. They were heavily defeated twice. Furthermore, Tottenham has also experienced injury problems.
Eddie Howe’s team’s biggest concern will be how they perform against AC Milan on Wednesday in their last group-stage match of the Champions League.
If they can escape defeat, there is a chance to stay in Europe. And they could advance to the knockout stages with a victory.
However, it is evident that this indicates just how much the team is struggling.
But when someone as dependable and consistent as Trippier is having a hard time, it speaks volumes about how much the team is struggling right now.