Son Heung-min cast “a very emotional” figure after the League Cup final because he felt like he let Tottenham supporters down.
That is according to former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the scenes at Wembley after the 1-0 loss to Manchester City.
Son, 28, was upset at the full-time whistle on Sunday and was consoled by teammate Gareth Bale.
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It is the second final the South Korean has lost while at Spurs, with the club failing to win a trophy since their League Cup triumph of 2008.
Son has just over two years remaining on his contract in north London and while he has been offered a five-year deal worth more than £200,000-a-week he is yet to sign.
Robinson claimed Spurs, who are currently searching for Jose Mourinho’s successor, need a “top manager” to ensure the club can keep hold of players like Son.
“Son is a very emotional player and he gets very emotionally involved and you could see that on Sunday,” he told Football Insider.
“He has been at Spurs a long time now and he knows how much it means to supporters.
“There is such a strong bond between players and supporters at Tottenham. If the supporters take to you and you build that rapport with them when you don’t win, you feel like you’ve let them down. You want to reward the fans.
“It is a massive club that has not won silverware for such a long time. If anybody deserves to win a trophy it is him, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.
“I really felt for Son, I know how emotionally involved he gets.
“I just really hope they can keep the likes of Son this summer. They need a top manager to come in who can reward these players with some kind of silverware.”