Son wanted to quit Spurs after horror start but Poch convinced him to stay

first_imgSON HEUNG-MIN has opened up on his tough start at Tottenham – and how Mauricio Pochettino persuaded him to stay.The South Korea ace, 27, struggled when he first arrived in the Premier League as the most expensive Asian player ever.1 Son Heung-min has thrived under Mauricio Pochettino’s guidanceCredit: ReutersBut Pochettino was convinced Spurs had made the right choice in splashing out £22million for the former Bayer Leverkusen star.Son told Goal: “The Premier League is different.”I do not want to compare this with the Bundesliga, because the Bundesliga has great quality, but in the Premier League everything goes faster and is much more physical.“At the beginning I played and also scored some goals. Unfortunately, I injured myself and it was difficult to find a connection to the team again.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100″I did not get any more games and wanted to go back to Germany because I felt very comfortable there.”But the coach has always encouraged me. He was the right coach for me in this situation.“I said I’d like to leave the club, but he really wanted me to do well at Tottenham. He gave me new self-confidence.”The talks went so well that at some point I pushed aside my thoughts of change.”THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itSon is now happy with life in North London and wants to help Spurs break their trophy duck.He added: “What counts for people are titles. We have been close to winning a title so often.”I hope that the time has finally come.”Tottenham vs Bayern Munich – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Champions League matchlast_img read more