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Son admits he is ‘all-in’ on Postecoglou despite Tottenham’s struggles

Heung-Min Son has taken responsibility for his miss against Manchester City and says he is completely behind Ange Postecoglou.

Heung-Min Son

Tottenham captain Heung-Min Son says he is “all-in” on manager Ange Postecoglou.

Spurs have dismissed several famous managerial faces in recent years including Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, but there is a different feeling around the Australian.

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It has been an up-and-down season for the Lilywhites, who went unbeaten in their first 10 games before dropping off a cliff in 2024.

Everton have picked up more points than Postecoglou’s men since the turn of the year but there have still been signs that they are heading in the right direction.

They lost 2-0 to Manchester City on Tuesday night, but actually outplayed them for most of the match.

It could have been a different result had Son scored a one-on-one against Stefan Ortega in the closing minutes, but the South Korean uncharacteristically saw his effort saved.

He has since taken responsibility for the miss and dismissed claims that the club wanted City to win and prevent Arsenal from winning the Premier League title.

Speaking to Standard Sport, the 31-year-old said: “As players, we all wanted to do our best for the club and for us [against City].

“We really didn’t care about anything else. We only concentrated on what’s best for us, for the team.

“The players, the staff who have had so many sessions, so many games, so much travelling, we just wanted to do the best for them. We didn’t want to do anything else.

“I’m also human. The keeper made a really good decision and made himself really big.

“But I take the responsibility not to score that big chance for the team, because the team was working really hard and trying to get a good result.”

Spurs are set to finish in the European places and need just one point to guarantee fifth.

They travel to Sheffield United on the final day and Postecoglou will be keen to get his players over the line in his first campaign.

The former Celtic boss has settled in well in North London and has instantly become a popular figure amongst supporters.

Son is a big fan of the man from Down Under and is backing him to lead the club to glory in the coming years.

He added: “We should understand it’s the gaffer’s first year and he brought so much positivity and different football.

“I know it’s early to say, but we’ve got to do so much better for next season, because I still believe he can bring so much success to the club.

“I’m all in. I’m loving the way he wants to play. It’s the first time I’ve experienced it.

“Everybody — the club, the players, also the fans — everybody has to step up, because we have to be all together in this. He’s definitely shown he can bring success to the club.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.