'I don't want to say': Tottenham player refuses to say Arsenal in discussion on Champions League race
Tottenham’s players will be watching on with interest this evening as Arsenal take on Newcastle in what will be a massive game in the top four race.
Spurs saw off Burnley at the weekend as a Harry Kane penalty ensured they kept up the pressure on the Gunners ahead of Monday night football. Arsenal will need to win against Newcastle to go a point ahead of Spurs and leave it in their own hands. Otherwise, Antonio Conte’s men hold the upper-hand.
Of course, media interest in the game is massive and Tottenham’s players have been speaking about the race for the top four. However, quite amusingly, Spurs star Heung-Min Son refuses to say the name of their bitter rivals as he discussed the fight for fourth place yesterday.
“We are 2 points ahead of, I don’t want to say the team,” Son said on Spurs’ official YouTube channel.
Son was named as the player of the year at Tottenham yesterday. Despite Harry Kane shining again this term, the £22 million South Korean forward has taken things to another level with some exceptional performances.
And by refusing to say Arsenal’s name in an interview, he’s only endearing himself more to Tottenham fans. Of course, Harry Kane has already admitted he’ll be texting Kieran Trippier for a favour.
TBR’s View: Son Is Thriving On The Pressure Of The Top Four Race
Big players thrive on the big situations and games and Heung-Min Son is clearly revelling in the pressure situation that’s arisen.
The pressure is now firmly on Arsenal with Spurs doing their business this weekend and Son is just adding fuel to the fire by firing the Tottenham fans up with his comments here.
It’s quite remarkable really that the top four race has come down to this, with two great rivals battling it out over a huge prize in the competition. Tottenham have done their bit, and it’s now simply down to Arsenal to follow suit.