Son Heung-min and Jose Mourinho appear to be at different ends of the optimism scale but the former has praised the impact of the latter at Tottenham.
As per FourFourTwo, Son says that the new boss has changed the atmosphere in the dressing room, among a squad which was so loyal to Mauricio Pochettino.
He said: “He’s very kind. He’s smiling, making jokes with the players. I like it, of course. I think the results changed a lot, the positive vibe.
“Everyone is positive before games. The gaffer is doing a great job and we are really happy with him. The atmosphere changed a lot with the positive vibes.”
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Pochettino seemed obsessed with making Son and Lucas Moura into rapid strike partners for Harry Kane but Mourinho has already returned both to the flanks.
Son in particular should impress his new boss with his work-rate and ability to ease pressure on Tottenham’s defence by carrying the ball forward at speed on the counter attack.
His professionalism is the embodiment of what Mourinho demands from his players and even though they’re differing personalities, Son and his new manager could be a perfect match.