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.



  1. Wrong substitution at the wrong time. Aurier was doing nothing. Should have been replaced by Doherty at half time. Bergwine similar switch for Bale to allow him to get into the game for a full half. Last 10/15 minutes take off kane and bring in Davies to shore up the back line. Every fan watching could see West Ham would score. And after the first expected more. Management too blinkered.

    • Hindsight much. Aurier played well not sure what game you were watching. The free kick should have been a throw in or book the player for diving and send the ball the other way. He was not even touched. I do agree with you on bringing Davies on for Sanchez as he was lost, no fault of his this time playing primarily as a left sided center back. Toby the most senior should have played there and allow Sanchez to be on the right. When Dier comes back he will play on the left, with all his flaws he is the most balanced. Bale came of on time, he was huffing and puffing. Bergwjin was helping on defense a lot when he came off the right side was exposed

  2. Taking off Ndombele was the turning point of the game
    He and Hojbjerg had the center of midfield tide up
    When he went of there was gaping holes which west ham took advantage of
    All three of there goals were mistakes by us
    Moura not marking
    Aurier gave away a foul which resulted in there goal (Sanchez & Sissoko should have done better from the free kick)
    Winks trying to dribble out on the edge of our box(madness)and lost possession?
    cost us three points

  3. Sanchez and Aurier now need to be dropped asap, It’s so sad Son and Kane do all the hard work and our defense let’s the team down. Please bring in Joe Rodon for the next game. COYS

    • The team that should have started Sunday will be out Thursday. We need to have Lamela fit. Locelso can drop deep when we closing game and leave Lamela up top. It is a shame Tanguy need to be fit, but he is getting there. We need him and Gio playing together.


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