Son Heung-Min played a key part in Tottenham’s third goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday – but he almost messed it up.

The in-form Korean latched onto Christian Eriksen’s pass and drove into the penalty area from the right.

Instead of squaring it to Erik Lamela, which was the obvious option, Son went for goal but his effort was blocked by the onrushing Willy Caballero.

When the rebound fell to Son he should have squared it again, this time to either Lamela or Eriksen, but again he went for goal and was unsuccessful.

Dele Alli eventually slotted home, but Eriksen was immediately more concerned with chastising Son rather than joining in the team celebrations. Watch below.

After the game, Eriksen explained why he wasn’t pleased with Son.

“I think he made it more difficult than it was,” Eriksen told Sky Sports.

“Of course when we scored it was more relief but if we didn’t score it would have been a big disappointment. Luckily Dele finished it off.”

I’m sure Eriksen wasn’t angry for long as Spurs secured their first league win at Stamford Bridge for 28 years.

It was definitely a moment of poor decision making from Son, but it didn’t matter in the end.



  1. Eriksen was right, the fact a goal was scored doesn’t invalidate the point he is making. Next time hopefully Son will make a better decision that makes it easy for his team mates to score, not difficult!

  2. I’ve been wondering for a little while if Son and Lamela dont get on. Thinking it may stem back to when Lamela wouldn’t let Son take that penalty for his hatrick which he then missed

  3. Harry wouldn’t have squared it either, not saying it’s the right choice but Sonny & Harry are goal hungry, luckily Chelski defense made a mess of it


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