Tottenham’s Heung Min Son has spoken of his “hate” for losing football matches and admitted that having a game just three days later against Burnley is ideal.

Spurs’ 100 percent start to life under new Head Coach Jose Mourinho came to an abrupt end against his former club Manchester United on Tuesday as a Marcus Rashford brace cancelled out Dele Alli’s excellent touch and strike just before the break.

Mourinho’s men were closing in on fourth-place Chelsea, but defeat at Old Trafford leaves his side nine points off the Champions League spot heading into the hectic festive period.

And Son, who started the game against United, although was far less involved than he has been in recent weeks, was left frustrated, but is already focusing on bouncing back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

“I hate to lose any single game,” the South Korea star told The New Indian Express. “It doesn’t matter against who or which team. It doesn’t feel nice. I feel hurt and pain.

“This kind of game against big teams like United or City you want to win.

“I feel more pain because we know we can do better, so I know I can do better. That’s why I feel more pain than any other games.”

“I don’t think it’s a wake-up call. We are doing everything the same. Of course, it’s very disappointing and very sad about this result, but it’s not time to be disappointed or sad because we have another game in three days.

“We have to carry on and work hard. It’s important to don’t think about these kinds of things and to look forward to another game.”




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