Jose Mourinho shares joke with Son Heung-min after wasting opportunities before hitting the late winner
“Are you talking about the goals he scored or the goals he missed?”
- Son Heung-min scored twice during Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa
- The South Korean star scored the winner in standstill time for the visitors
- Jose Mourinho joked with his player about his wasted chances for the winner
Son Heung-min was the hero for Tottenham after scoring a late winner for his side during their 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
But it was on a nervous day for Jose Mourinho who fought for their victory after a resilient display by the Dean Smith team, especially in the second half.
After scoring in the first half, the South Korean was thwarted three times in the second half by an on-number Pepe Reina, before capitalizing on a Bjorn English foul during the stoppage time.
After what was a hectic game of football, Son did an interview with a member of the Tottenham media team.
Mourinho interrupted the interview and asked, “Are you talking about the goals he scored or the goals he missed?”
Son saw the funny side of Mourinho’s humor as he laughed while his manager walked away and then he continued the interview.
Son Heung-min scored twice for Tottenham during their 3-2 win away against Aston Villa
The attacker responded to a foul by defender Bjorn Engels to score a winner in injury time
It was the day of redemption stories at Villa Park, when Toby Alderweireld scored an own goal to give Villa the lead before he hit a thunderous shot past Reina to level the game.
It was the same for Son who acted to take a penalty after Engels knocked down his new teammate Steven Bergwijn – only to miss and then tap into the rebound.
Engels compensated for his mistake on the way to an equalizer and the South Korean attacker could regretly look back on this game after three times failing to beat the experienced Reina.
Jose Mourinho hopes that Son can score more important goals in their European chase
But Engels went from zero to hero and back to zero when he couldn’t control a ball rolling past him and Son scored past Reina in one on one situation to give his match the three points.
Son has now scored six goals in five games, and although he was Tottenham’s savior on Sunday, Mourinho will hope that his attacker can continue his rich vein of form while pursuing a Champions League spot.