Tottenham Captain Son Heung-min Blasts Team’s Unacceptable Defeat
Tottenham Hotspur suffered yet another disappointing defeat as they dropped points from a winning position for the fifth consecutive game. The team captain, Son Heung-min, expressed his frustration and called the loss “unacceptable”, emphasizing that the players need to take responsibility.
Despite taking an early lead against West Ham in their recent Premier League match, Tottenham failed to maintain their advantage and ended up losing 2-1 after a second-half comeback by the opposition.
This season, no other team in the Premier League has surrendered more points from winning positions than Tottenham. They have now let go of a total of 16 points throughout various matches. This poor run of form has seen Spurs drop from being league leaders with a five-point gap at the top of the table to now sitting fifth.
Son expressed his disappointment saying, “[Whether we] deserved better or not means nothing – we lost the game. It is unacceptable.” He further highlighted that attacking players should feel responsible since they had chances to secure victory but failed to capitalize on them.
In their clash against West Ham, Tottenham came close to scoring when Giovani Lo Celso’s deflected cross hit the post in the first half. Additionally, Richarlison missed a clear opportunity to restore Tottenham’s lead by heading wide from close range in the second period.
Ultimately though, West Ham proved to be more clinical in front of goal, while Tottenham lacked the necessary ruthlessness despite registering 23 shots throughout the game.
Manager Ange Postecoglou also expressed his disappointment, stating that if a team dominates a football match, they must convert their dominance into meaningful results. He highlighted that Tottenham let themselves down in matches where they should have comfortably secured victories after taking an initial lead.
At the start of the Premier League season, Tottenham made an impressive run by winning eight out of their first ten matches. However, since October, they have been unable to secure a victory and have now suffered three consecutive home defeats for the first time since September 2008 when Juande Ramos was managing the club.
Their recent defeats against Chelsea, Wolves, Aston Villa and West Ham – all games where they initially held the lead – have dampened talks of a potential title push and raised concerns about finishing outside of the top four once again.
Postecoglou acknowledged these challenges but emphasized that feeling sorry for themselves would not solve anything. He stated that as a team there is still a long way to go and their recent defeat serves as evidence of this fact. He further emphasized that failing to convert chances in both attack and defense leaves them vulnerable to punishment from opponents.
Tottenham’s next Premier League fixture is against Newcastle on Sunday as they aim to bounce back from their disappointing run of form.
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