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'I remember': Mauricio Pochettino now shares funny story about what happened in Heung-Min Son's first training session at Tottenham
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'I remember': Mauricio Pochettino now shares funny story about what happened in Heung-Min Son's first training session at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino shared a funny story with the BBC on Friday about what happened in Heung-Min Son’s first training session at Tottenham Hotspur

Son has gone to become a key player at Tottenham after making the £22 million switch from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015. 

The 30-year-old was brought into the club by Pochettino and despite the fact he’s now widely considered as one of the best players in the Premier League, it wasn’t all plain sailing for him. 

The South Korean star struggled during his first year at Tottenham and Pochettino has reflected on what was a difficult start for Son. 

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Pochettino on Son 

Pochettino appeared as a guest on the BBC’s coverage of South Korea’s shock win over Portugal on Friday. And the Argentine shared a brilliant story about Son’s first training session in north London. 

“It was a really tough first season, it was a massive change from Germany. He’s a familiar person, he needs his family around,” Pochettino said. 

“I remember in the first training session his father was watching. I had one eye on him and one eye on his father. His father was controlling everything.

“But after he said ‘I am so happy with the way you treat my son, and your training session’ and I was like ‘phew’.” 

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Of course, Son built a brilliant relationship with Pochettino during the five years he was at the club. And the Argentine was clearly happy for his former player after they booked their place in the knockout stages of the tournament on Friday. 

Son set-up the winning goal for South Korea as they earned a dramatic late win to secure their place in the last-16 of the World Cup. 

The Spurs star was spotted in tears at the final whistle as Paulo Bento’s men secured an unlikely victory. 

South Korea will now face the favourites to win the World Cup in Brazil and Son will be hoping to secure another shock victory in Qatar.

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