26-year-old was ‘close to leaving’ Spurs after period of turbulence

Based on a report by the Evening Standard, Spurs star Son Heung-min wanted to leave North London after a difficult start to life in English football.

The South Korean star scored just 4 goals in his debut campaign in the Premier League and admittedly found it difficult in England.

After winning the Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards on Thursday, Son was quoted saying: “I came close to leaving. I went to the gaffer’s office and told him I didn’t feel comfortable and wanted to leave for Germany” However, reassurances from Mauricio Pochettino convinced the former Bayer Leverkusen man stay in North London and has since been brilliant for Tottenham.

Son has been an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season, especially during the absence of star striker Harry Kane. The 26-year old scored in 3 consecutive games when Kane was injured and upheld Spurs’ title bid during the time.

Son has scored 41 goals and has picked up 18 assists since his signing for Spurs and remains a hugely important part of the Tottenham squad. With the North London derby coming up in the weekend, Spurs fans will be hoping to see their Korean superstar at his best as they aim to cement the third spot in the league.