Son Heung-min was once again the hero at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after scoring the crucial goal to see Spurs top the Premier League table.
Netting the winner on the opening day against Man City, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team followed up last Sunday’s 1-0 win over Wolves with another slender victory at home to Watford.
Despite dominating proceedings in north London, Spurs didn’t create that many clear-cut chances over the course of the 90 minutes and Son’s winner was perhaps fortuitous with his inswinging free-kick from the left evading the Watford defence and nestling in the bottom corner.
Now the joint second oldest in the squad behind Hugo Lloris with experienced players such as Toby Alderweireld and Moussa Sissoko moving on this summer, the South Korean has a key responsibility both on and off the pitch at the club with Spurs having a rather youthful side.
Admitting to Spurs TV that he is enjoying his new role, the 29-year-old also detailed a half-time chat with Japhet Tanganga to help them improve their play down the right flank.
“Yeah of course. Now I’m almost old as a player after Hugo. It sounds sad!” he joked after the victory.
“I try to help the young lads, even Japhet at half-time we were talking about how we should do it because I was playing on the right side.
“The combination and playing together is very, very important. I’m really enjoying it right now in this position.
“It’s not only me, I think Hugo, Eric and all the players take a big, big responsibility. Everyone wants to be a leader in the changing room, on the pitch and off the pitch. It’s a good sign, so let’s keep doing this.”
Having played in empty grounds last season, Son and his Spurs teammates are extremely grateful to have just over 60,000 fans cheering them on again inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Admitting that it’s rather strange to play in front of 60,000 fans and then go back to a quiet house, the attacker did reveal that he does like to watch Spurs games back upon his return home.
“Sometimes because when I go home I feel like lonely because I play here in front of 60,000 and when I go home and lie down on my bed I’m all alone,” he added. “I feel like I’m weird so I need to watch it again!
“Football without you guys is nothing so we are so, so grateful, we missed you so much.
“Let’s be together all the season, I said before after the first game, so let’s be all together and enjoy this season and bring some big things.”
Source by Football London