Son Heung-min has apologised to Tottenham supporters following their 3-1 defeat at home to Brentford and branded the performance as ‘unacceptable’. Harry Kane had given Spurs an early lead with a brilliant strike in the eighth minute, but a second-half collapse saw Bryan Mbeumo score twice before Yoane Wissa completed Brentford’s win in the closing stages.
The defeat has left Spurs eighth in the Premier League, and if they fail to beat Leeds United on the final day of the season next weekend, it will be their lowest points total since 2009. Son looked deflated during his lap of appreciation in front of the Spurs fans who had opted to stay behind at the stadium following the defeat, and speaking to Korean media after the game the 30-year-old made it clear he was unhappy with his own performance.
‘It was an important game when I looked at the table, but I made a lot of mistakes in the second half even though I played well in the first half,’ Son told SPOTV ON. ‘It’s unacceptable, but it’s so disappointing that it repeats itself. I’m sorry to finish the last home game like this.’
The South Korean international expressed his gratitude to the fans for their continued support and urged them to back the team one last time in their final game against Leeds. ‘I am so grateful to the fans. I feel it every moment, every week, every game, but saying thank you always isn’t enough,’ he said. ‘I think it’s the moment I need the most in the last game. I would like to say that I am always grateful for the support I have for the players who are lacking during the first season.’