Tottenham attacker Son Heung-Min says he is pleased that he remained a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans, after harbouring doubts while at the Olympics.
Son, 24, began the club season late after having to fulfil international duties with South Korea, but has netted four Premier League goals in four appearances – braces against Stoke City and Middlesbrough.
The Korean is in a rich vein of form, and says he is glad that a move away from North London did not eventuate.
“It was good to talk to the manager, and I am very happy now,” Son said via the Daily Mirror.
“All I wanted to do is play in the Premier League because I like playing for Tottenham and I like scoring goals.
“It’s difficult to say now if I thought I would come back after the Olympics. I don’t know how to answer that, because I am staying here now and I am very happy.”
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The main point of contention surrounded Son’s lack of first-team game time, but the attacking midfielder said this is an issue which has been resolved.
“It is true I went to see the gaffer because I wanted to ask him to play more – I am a footballer and every player wants to play games. He was very honest with me, very truthful, and I am very grateful to him.
“This is very special, but the season has only just started and we have to keep this up as a team and I need to keep this form personally.”
Tottenham face a tough test at home to Manchester City this Sunday, but a trek to Russia awaits on Wednesday, as Pochettino’s side face CSKA Moscow.