'To be the best': Ange Postecoglou says Tottenham have a player who is driven and wants to be on top always

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about his captain after the Luton Town game.

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min scored his 160th goal for the club with four minutes of normal time remaining to help Spurs to a hard-earned 2-1 win against Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.

The South Korean collected half-time substitute Brennan Johnson's clever pass before unleashing a shot which deflected off Daiki Hashioka on its way in to seal the win.

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Spurs had made the game difficult for themselves by going a goal down early on and needed their captain to get them out of trouble. And a relieved Postecoglou said his captain has been driven and determined throughout his glittering career.

He told reporters after the game in north London: "I think the thing about Sonny is that irrespective of opposition or whatever game it is, he has this really high level of expectation on himself to be the best he can be all the time. It's very hard to be like that.

"It's a lot easier to try and get comfortable in the state of being as a person or as a player because he's done so much already. But he wants to maintain the highest possible standards whenever he plays, and when you see that with his football, his efforts, his leadership now so it's all-encompassing.

"Look, he's been a brilliant footballer for this club for a long time and hopefully for many years to come, and again I thought he was really unlucky with a couple of chances and some good saves. But when we needed him he was there and got the job done."

Son has now scored at least 15 goals in three of the past four Premier League seasons, having struck 21 times in 2021-22 and 17 times in 2020-21.

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