‘Next time Son scores I will head to the dressing room’ jokes Mauricio Pochettino after Spurs forward extends winning streak to 13 games
- Son scored the first goal as Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley
- Spurs have won all 13 games in which the South Korean has scored this season
- He has scored four goals in his last four games since returning from Asian Cup
Mauricio Pochettino paid tribute to his lucky charm Heung-min Son, with Tottenham having won all 13 games in which the South Korean has scored this season.
After watching his team tear Borussia Dortmund apart, Pochettino joked he would simply head to the dressing room for a shower next time Son helps himself to a goal.
Son opened the scoring, meaning he now has four goals in his last four games since returning from the Asian Cup, before Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente completed the scoreline.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino paid tribute to lucky charm Heung-min Son
‘Next time Son scores I will go to the dressing room, have a shower and wait for the game to finish,’ Pochettino joked afterwards. ‘He was fantastic again.
‘He is a player who provides the team with a lot of very good things. He smiles and he creates energy in every single game. We are so happy with him. It’s obvious how good he is.’
Spurs, who were without Harry Kane and Dele Alli, will meet Dortmund in the return fixture on March 5.
Tottenham have won all 13 games in which the South Korean has scored this season
‘I feel so proud,’ Pochettino continued. ‘My players are heroes. When you are in front of a team like Borussia Dortmund, you have to show respect. We need to go to Dortmund with the idea to win.
‘Of course, we are happy now because it was a very good result but there is still a lot of work to do. For me, I am happy. I want to congratulate my players. A massive performance.
‘For me, it is only the first leg, it is only the first half of the tie.’