Tottenham captain Heung-min Son opened up about his regrettable reaction when he was substituted during a game against Fulham. The South Korean superstar, who had been one of the standout performers of the match, expressed his remorse over his response to being replaced in the 82nd minute.
Son had been instrumental in Spurs’ performance, kicking off the game with a breathtaking, curling goal from the edge of the box and later setting up James Maddison with a perfectly timed pass for a second-half goal. However, his reaction to manager Ange’s decision to replace him with summer signing Alejo Veliz was far from ideal.
It was clear to onlookers that Son was visibly frustrated when he was substituted, and he later admitted that he had not handled the situation correctly. In a post-match interview with Spurs Play, Son expressed his thoughts on the matter:
“As a player, I want to always be on the pitch, and I think this situation is a little bit of frustration. But I think when you see the player coming on, it should be a really happy moment because when you see the player coming on, it’s a young lad who is working really hard in training. They deserve to play. I think when I’m thinking now, I am just regretting it a little bit because I should give more support for them. But I think they did a fantastic job to get a clean sheet today as well, and I am very happy to see young lads coming on to play in this fantastic stadium.”
Son’s reflections on the incident highlight the importance of sportsmanship and supporting fellow teammates, especially when young talents are given a chance to shine. His sincerity in recognizing his reaction as a mistake serves as a valuable lesson for all athletes.