I feel responsible: Son Heung-min admits he should have shown more after struggling for form under Antonio Conte following his departure from Tottenham… but he’s backing the Italian to make it big in his next job
Son Heung-min has revealed he feels responsible for Antonio Conte’s exit from Tottenham, claiming he could have contributed more to the ailing Italian side Spurs.
The South Korean forward has struggled to get back into shape this season after winning the Golden Boot in 2021-22, scoring just 10 goals and four assists in 37 appearances in all competitions.
And he admitted he “couldn’t help the team” in what has been an up-and-down of the Premier League side, who are in fourth place having played two more games than rivals Newcastle and Liverpool.
Conte left the club on 26 March after holding a rousing press conference in which he described his players as “selfish” and launched a scathing assessment of Tottenham from top to bottom in the wake of the 3-3 draw with Southampton.
But Son appeared to take a lot of the blame for his former boss’s departure at a press conference while on international duty.
Son Heung-min has admitted he “should have shown more” under Antonio Conte this season
“I am so sorry for him,” He began. “He’s a world class coach, we had a great trip together, and I thank him so much. I don’t know how the other players think about him, but I’m sorry for him.”
I should have shown more but I couldn’t. I couldn’t help the team and I feel responsible because he left the club.
“He certainly has great ability and experience as a coach and I’m sure he will have great success in his further career.”
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