” Heung-Min Son’s impact in the 4-0 win over Stoke proves Tottenham have the squad to compete on numerous fronts this season” says Mauricio Pochettino.
After watching Son return to the side and score two goals in Saturday’s win at Stoke, Pochettino says he was delighted the South Korean – who struggled to settle in north London last season – stayed at the club in the summer, insisting he will have a vital role to play as Spurs look to launch another Premier League title bid. And spurs take on Monaco at a sold-out Wembley on Wednesday in what will be their return to Champions League football after being knocked out in the quarter-finals by Real Madrid five years ago.
He was asked, if his winger was close to leaving? “Not only Son, different players. Last season was tough for him and we have to make the decision, in or out”, Pochettino replied. “We need to be conscious that we have a tough season ahead with the Champions League and different cups, and the Premier League is tough. He added, “We took the decision for him to stay with us and I’m very pleased now. He had the opportunity to play and show he can help us. We’re very pleased for him. “The depth of the squad is very important, they have to fight for a place in the starting XI; with seven games in 23 days, we need all the players ready to compete and play.”