Tottenham striker Son Heung-min has warned that Spurs will face their “biggest game of the season” against AC Milan in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie. The Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte, must turn around a 1-0 defeat from the first leg against the Italian champions as Tottenham battle to save their campaign.
Tottenham’s best chance of silverware went last week when Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup at Sheffield United. However, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals would keep their season alive. Son believes that it is too late to speak about the team’s past performances, and the most crucial thing is to focus on the most crucial game of the season.
He said, “We will prepare well and we have to bounce back because the last week has been really tough. We are all disappointed, and we don’t want the fans to be disappointed. To be a good season, obviously we have to do our best in what we still have at the moment. We are still in the Champions League and fighting for the top four.”
Tottenham has been considerably better on home turf than they have been on the road this season and will fancy their chances of progressing to the last eight. In the first leg, Tottenham missed several chances while Brahim Diaz’s seventh-minute goal proved to be the winner.
Boss Conte is also returning to the dugout, providing a welcome boost after taking extra time off to recover following surgery to remove his gall bladder. He rushed back from his operation and was on the sidelines for the first leg. However, he remained in Italy after the game, conceding that he had “underestimated” the severity of the procedure he had been through.
Speaking ahead of the second leg, Conte said, “I have to still recover weight, but for the rest, I am okay. My feeling is good. I have a lot of energy. I will try to transfer my energy to my players because it is an important game for us.”
In conclusion, Tottenham must secure a victory in their upcoming match against AC Milan to save their season. The team is focused on bouncing back and making their fans, club, and themselves proud. With a new boost of energy from their boss and their home field advantage, Tottenham has a good chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.