Son Heung-min reveals he asked to leave Tottenham in 2016

What could have been if Son left

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has revealed just how close he came to leaving the club after asking for a return to Germany back in 2016.

The South Korean star joined Spurs back in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee in the region of €30million.

While it was initially difficult for Son to recapture his form in Germany, he is now showing exactly what he can do.

The Spurs star has been one of Tottenham’s most important players in the past two seasons.

He is now even considered to be one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

Though, it could have been very different if Son had left in 2016 after asking the club if he could leave and move back to Germany.

Tottenham beat Bournemouth 5-0

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after he scores his sides 5th goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

‘I didn’t feel comfortable and wanted to leave for Germany’

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Son has admitted he met with Mauricio Pochettino and told him he wanted to leave the club and return to Germany.

‘I came close to leaving,’ Son explained.

‘I went to the gaffer’s office and told him I didn’t feel comfortable and wanted to leave for Germany.’

‘The gaffer trusted me and I am so grateful.

‘He made my dream come true. I am more than grateful to him – it is difficult to say. I have worked four years with the gaffer. It is just amazing.’ 

‘I think I am the most happiest guy in the world, especially in the Premier League. It is an honour to play in the Premier League.’

Pochettino gives Jan Vertonghen update before Arsenal

Son Heung-min will need to be on top of his game when Spurs face off against Arsenal this weekend but he isn’t the only important player Tottenham will need.

Jan Vertonghen could also prove to be crucial as he has at times this season.

Though, he could miss the game due to injury.

Now, Pochettino has given an update on Vertonghen’s injury.

Click here to see what he had to say. 

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