Son Heung-min’s tears after Tottenham lost to Man City on Sunday prove his winning mentality – his critics could not be more wrong.
That is according to ex-Premier League shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Spurs’ 1-0 defeat in the League Cup final.
That result means that Son, 28, is still without a trophy in his six seasons in North London.
The 89-time South Korea international broke down in tears after the final whistle, provoking a mixed response on social media.
Kenny was mystified by Son’s critics, insisting that his display of emotion proves just how much he cares about the club and about silverware.
“People just want to pick holes and make problems out of anything,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“He’s an unbelievable player who wants to win for his team. It can happen sometimes because he’s showing how passionate he is.
“If he’d come off the pitch happy and smiling, people would be saying he doesn’t care. But I think he proved there that he cares.
“It’s a cup final and he looks gutted that he’s lost it. There’s nothing wrong with that.”
He has featured 275 times since signing for Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen for £22million in 2015.