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Tottenham have ‘a lot room for enchancment’ – Son Heung-Min


MELBOURNE, Australia — Tottenham captain Son Heung-Min mentioned on Tuesday that there’s “a lot room for enchancment” after Ange Postecoglou’s first yr on the membership and that gamers will take accountability for stepping up.

Son and his teammates flew into Postecoglou’s hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday morning for a post-season pleasant in opposition to fellow Premier League aspect Newcastle United on Wednesday, with an 80,000-strong crowd anticipated on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG).

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Spurs completed the season in fifth place and secured a Europa League berth with a 3-0 win over Sheffield United on the ultimate day of the marketing campaign, ending a one-year absence from European competitors.

Nevertheless, Son acknowledged that there was loads of scope for enchancment in yr 2 of Postecoglou’s tenure.

“We have been speaking about this rather a lot, after [Ange’s] first season and clearly, we may achieve this significantly better,” Son informed reporters in Melbourne.

“We see that however I believe we glance ahead. [The season is] gone and we should always study that there is a lot room for enchancment.

“Subsequent season shall be so significantly better and the gamers will take accountability for being [able to] step up and be disciplined.

“The place we end, it is due to us. Not anybody else. So we want to consider it and for subsequent season, we won’t make the identical errors.”

Spurs gamers boarded flights for Australia simply hours after their win at Bramall Lane on Sunday with Postecoglou joking that that they had misplaced a complete Monday amidst their journey Down Beneath.

With participant loading and fatigue an more and more contentious concern the world over’s high leagues, the Australian coach has already earmarked that post-season excursions like this week’s will not happen when the membership has European fixtures to play.

However with FIFA final week transferring to overview laws stopping home league video games from being performed internationally the prospect of extra worldwide journey looms giant for Spurs and different Premier League sides within the years forward.

“I suppose it is a problem for everybody when it comes to the soccer calendar, we all know it is getting extra congested,” Postecoglou mentioned.

“Sonny needed to go to the Asian Cup in January, we had guys at AFCON. This offseason, we have guys within the Euros and Copa America. So it’s changing into difficult for footballers specifically as a result of they do not get the remaining required.

“I suppose for all of the governing our bodies, it is about attempting to get a calendar that permits the sport to get uncovered as a lot as doable, but in addition permits the gamers — who’re a very powerful members — to have the ability to carry out on the highest degree.”

For Son, his season will lengthen into subsequent month’s worldwide window after visiting Australia, with South Korea set to play World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Singapore and China on June 6 and 11.

South Korea are but to call a full-time coach following the sacking of Jürgen Klinsmann after their elimination by Jordan within the semifinals of the Asian Cup, with former Ok-League coach Kim Do-hoon serving as caretaker this window.

“I’ve no contact with the federation [about the coaching situation],” Son mentioned.

“It isn’t my job, my job is enjoying on the pitch. If it takes time, it takes time. I believe we have to discover the appropriate coach to deliver success. There is no such thing as a good choice.

“We have to be sure that we usher in the appropriate man to deliver success. If it takes time, it takes time.”