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Son Heung-Min is delighted to have stayed put with Tottenham Hotspur over the summer as the London club have made their best start to a season for over 50 years.
Son’s four goals so far have helped propel Mauricio Pochettino’s side to second place in the Premier League table but it could have been very different had his manager not persuaded him to remain a Spurs player.
The South Korea forward netted twice against Middlesbrough on Saturday with Harry Kane out injured and he is glad to have stayed put in England and changed his mind over a switch back to the Bundesliga.
“The Premier League is the best league and I’m very happy to stay here and play for Tottenham,” he said. “I’m scoring goals so I’m very happy now.”
Wolfsburg were reportedly prepared to pay €30m to secure Son’s return to Germany after difficulties in adjusting to English football in his debut campaign. He also missed the start of Tottenham’s season due to his participation in the Olympic football tournament but is grateful for his manager’s faith after a conversation following his return from Rio.
“I just wanted to play more,” he said. “I am a football player and every player wants to play. The gaffer gave me a chance and I’m very thankful to him.”
Son’s two goals at the Riverside came after his double helped down Stoke City on September 10. He followed that up with a man of the match display against Sunderland last weekend.
Second only to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City – who they face next weekend – Spurs have made an impressive if understated start to the season.
“Everyone says we have the record now but this is just the start of the season and we want to keep this phase going,” he said.
“We just focus game to game. Now we are focused on the Champions League. We have to win there, to get points. In Russia it is always a difficult game.”