Son Heung-min couldn’t hide his sadness after Tottenham somehow sacrificed a three-goal lead late on against West Ham United on Sunday.
Spurs led 3-0 inside 16 minutes thanks to Son’s opener and Harry Kane’s double. They passed up a number of chances to add a fourth – including a surprise miss by Gareth Bale – as West Ham gradually grew back into the game.
The visitors scored their first goal with eight minutes remaining and by the final whistle it was all level thanks to a stunning equaliser in the final seconds by Manuel Lanzini.
And Son, who was substituted when it was still 3-0, says Tottenham must never let such a collapse happen again.
“I would like to be celebrating the three points,” said the South Korean (via the London Evening Standard). “But what happens, happens, and we lost two points. This feeling we should always have in our hearts. It is very important that never happens during this season.
“I think the lads have had a good lesson. It is just so sad. It should never happen again.”
He added: “When we score three goals at home we cannot drop points.
“Obviously it is very sad. Especially the last goal, we cannot do it. The strike was just unbelievable. It is just so sad for me and the team. It is so sad to lose the two points.”
Son is right, and somehow Jose Mourinho needs to find more of a balance.
Despite all of the attacking talent in the team, it currently feels like Spurs need to score at least four times to win a match.
A combination of individual mistakes and an inability to control possession in crucial periods of matches continues to see points dropped.