Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min admits he is very happy he stayed at the club this summer, having been close to a move to Wolfsburg.
Son, who has scored four goals so far this season, said:
“I am very happy now,”
Son whose better grasp of the English language may help explain the uplift in form. “It was good to talk to the manager. All I have wanted to do is play in the Premier League, it is the best league. I am very happy to stay here and to be out on the pitch.
“It is difficult to say if I thought I would come back after the Olympics. It is difficult to answer. I don’t know how I have to answer. I am staying here and I am very happy I am staying. I like playing for Tottenham and I like scoring goals.
“I wanted to ask him to play more. This is true, every player wants to play games. The gaffer gave me a chance and I am very grateful to him, he has given me this chance to play. I am very happy now. He was very honest with me.”
“He asked to leave after the Olympic Games but we decided he would stay with us,” said Pochettino, who is likely to be without Moussa Sissoko for the Champions League game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday after he went off with concussion.
“I didn’t want him to go. “You can see his reaction has been good. The expectation on him, when you arrive in a new country, with a different style of football. He struggled to settle, but he’s working very hard and that is the most important thing. “Not all players would be able to do that. I’m impressed with him as a man as well as a footballer. He’s a very nice person and how he works is impressive.”