Son desperate to leave Tottenham with Man Utd win

Son Heung-Min is desperate to leave Tottenham on a good note with victory over Manchester United this weekend.

The South Korea international is set to link up with his country to play in the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the second time his season has been interrupted by international duty, and the winger admits that he feels remorse about leaving Tottenham.

What’s the word?

Son is a key member of South Korea’s squad, and led his country’s side to an Asian Games gold medal just five months ago.

His latest call could see him miss five games for Spurs, should South Korea head deep into the tournament.

As such, the in-form forward is desperate to leave the club in a strong position, with his final game before his departure coming against United.

“It’s not easy for me to leave the team at this important time,” Son toldĀ Sky Sports.

“I feel very sad and sorry but I want to win this game and go with confidence to Dubai.

“To play for your country is always a proud moment, but it’s tough for me having missed one month of the season already.

“I want to go with three points, with confidence to Dubai.”

Son has been superb for Spurs thus far this season, scoring eight Premier League goals, and providing six assists, in just 16 appearances.

Point to prove

Son is known as one of the most likeable, and affable, Premier League stars out there, but he has a point to prove against United.

The winger was on international duty the last time the two sides met, with Spurs running out comfortable 3-0 winners at Old Trafford.

But he is in such a rich vein of form that his new-found motivation should prove terrifying for United’s defenders.

All of Son’s eight goals this season have come in his last nine outings, while he has also provided five assists in that timeframe.

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Along with Harry Kane, Son is a deadly attacking weapon in Spurs’ armoury and has proved that he relishes big games; his first goal of the season was a phenomenal solo strike against Chelsea.

He will be missed when he heads off, particularly given that he will miss the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea, but Spurs will believe that they can cope.

Against United, he might just prove them wrong.