Son Heung-min explains how Tottenham teammates responded to Champions League and FA Cup exit

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Tottenham haven’t won a major title since the League Cup victory in 2008 but have employed the likes of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte recently.

Tottenham striker Son Heung-min says the last few days have been disappointing for everyone associated with the club after they crashed out of the FA Cup to Sheffield United and the Champions League to AC Milan.

Spurs did return to winning ways against Nottingham Forest on Saturday and extended their lead on fifth placed Liverpool to six after the Reds lost to Bournemouth.

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The win against struggling Nottingham Forest doesn’t make up for missing out on both important Cup competitions- but it’s been a good response according to Son Heung-min who is also enduring a difficult campaign. He won the Premier League Golden Boot last season but has only bagged six goals after 27 league games this campaign.

He told reporters: “It was really disappointing, we were thinking about the last three games and it’s been really tough to take.

“The game is always coming so we had to always bounce back as strong as possible. The reaction was really good.

“The players played with confidence and control. This result gives us confidence and can bring good vibes for the rest of the season.”

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Son also revealed it was very difficult for his teammates and he could feel how tough a time it was for everyone in the dressing room.

He added: “Of course it’s been difficult but I think we’ve been professional.

“We’ve all been professional enough to deal with these tough moments and I think we have all people that are around and behind us supporting us in these moments.

“ To fix this problem by yourself is difficult, I’m always sharing this feeling with my family, the players and the staff.

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“As a group we have to go out of this dark tunnel to make us stronger. It was a really tough moment in the last 10 days.”

Tottenham will hope they can go on a winning run now that they have the weight of expectation lifted and have to play just once every week.

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