Heung-min Son will be feeling the love from Spurs fans this morning after the South Korean apologised to fans for getting knocked out of the Champions League.
Spurs were stunned at Wembley on Wednesday by a second half flurry from Italian champions Juventus.
The home side held the advantage from the first leg, the 2-2 draw in Turin giving Spurs the upper hand on away goals. Son looked to have wrapped things up in the first half, his scuffed finish giving the hosts a deserved lead on the night.
But the Old Lady showed their experience in the second half, as quick-fire goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala left Spurs on the ropes. The home side pushed for an equaliser, but Harry Kane’s late header could only find the post.
Son apologised to fans after the match, saying he was proud of the team and the fans…
?️ Sonny: "I'm proud of my teammates and proud of the fans. I'm very sorry to the supporters as they expected more. It hurts, but that's football and we need to go again." pic.twitter.com/nQzmjPYs9T
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 7, 2018
The 25 year-old has been in fine form for Spurs this season, and has been especially potent at home – he has five goals and an assist in his last three appearances in all competitions.
Needless to say, the flying winger has endeared himself to the Wembley crowd this season and has received nothing but praise after his post match comments.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Nothing to be sorry about you were superb
— Balanced breakfast (@DylanCrowie) March 7, 2018
Our best player today ffs, love you sonny
— E❄️ (@KaneFlair) March 7, 2018
You don’t owe us anything Sonny, you have been immense this season. Contributed 16 goals by yourself and arguably have made yourself undroppable in this team along with being our best player on the pitch tonight.
— Ricky Sacks ? (@RickSpur) March 7, 2018
Son. The most likeable footballer i have ever seen. Gives 100 percent and always is keen.???
— alfthfc (@alfiedams0n) March 7, 2018
Never leave this club Sonny
— MagicMauricio (@jakey_efff) March 7, 2018
You all gave your best and nobody could ask for more. Pick yourselves up and take one game at a time, still in the FA Cup and top four finish to play for. #COYS
— Adrian Rutter (@adrian_rutter) March 7, 2018
What a class act this man really is! #COYS roll on Sunday now let's kick on still lots to play for
— Des Walsh (@desTHFC) March 7, 2018
I think my heart is breaking. ???
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) March 7, 2018