By Dominic Toner
Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son has revealed that he decided to celebrate with teammate Kevin Wimmer against Swansea as he continues to fight for his place in the squad.
Spurs recorded a dramatic 3-1 victory over Swansea on Wednesday night and Son ran to the technical area to celebrate with the defender after his goal.
Wimmer, 24, has found it difficult to force his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season and has made just 10 appearances across all competitions.
Son has explained that he still enjoys training alongside forgotten man Wimmer and believes he is still fighting for his position.
“After (I scored), I ran to Kevin (Wimmer, on the bench) because he’s my best friend and he keeps fighting,” Son said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “That’s why I wanted to do it. It’s nice to have a friend like him, working with him every day.”
Wimmer is low down in the pecking order of defenders this campaign and has to dislodge the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier in the starting line-up.
The Austria international has been a fringe player during most of his career at the north London club and made just 21 appearances during the whole of last season.
He was an unused substitute in the victory over Swansea and that is a role he has become used to this season.
Spurs’ win over the Swans kept their title bid alive and means they stay seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
They were heading for a shock defeat due to Wayne Routledge’s first-half goal, but Dele Alli scored an 88th minute goal to level the game.
Pochettino’s side then scored two stoppage time goals through Son and Christian Eriksen to spark wild celebrations.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has responded to a new dig from Antonio Conte.