May 8, 2021

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Son admits missing ‘big’ Tottenham player dropped by Jose Mourinho

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has revealed he is missing a ‘great player’ sold at a low price by the club in 2020.

the South Korean, who is arguably having his best season in a Spurs shirt, has admitted missing alongside Christian Eriksen in north London. The Dane was sold at a reduced price of £ 16.9million to Inter Milan in January 2020, due to his contract ending.

And Son admits the absence of Eriksen in the Tottenham the team was felt accordingly.

After enduring a difficult first year in Italy, the 29-year-old has played a central role in the second half of the season – as Inter won his first Serie A title in a decade.

Eriksen’s deadball quality has played a major role in the success, despite having only scored three goals this season.

During their time together in North London, Son and Eriksen clearly formed a special bond. They played 180 games together for Spurs and totaled 16 goals during that time.

They came close to winning the Premier League together under Mauricio Pochettino in 2016. The duo were also part of the effort lost in the Champions League final in 2019.

Talk to Danish media about the playmaker TV3, Son revealed his admiration.

He said: “I miss Christian a lot because he’s a great player. I could watch him play all day. The Danes should be very proud of him.

“I am jealous because I would like him to be South Korean so that I can play with him in the national team.”

Son hopes Tottenham can face Inter in the Champions League next season. However, that seems like a tall order at this point, with Spurs five points behind fourth place with four games to go.

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Murphy approves of Tottenham manager’s shock move

Meanwhile, Tottenham president Daniel Levy could do a lot worse than turn to Brighton boss Graham Potter as Jose Mourinho’s successor, according to expert Danny Murphy.

The Portuguese brandon was phased out last month, with the old Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason take the reins until the end of the season. However, it seems highly unlikely that he will get the job permanently, with a number of names still linked to the job.

The Special One has since found a new job and will take the helm at Roma next season.

Spurs have already been repelled by Julian Nagelsmann, Erik Ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers. However, names like Ralf Rangnick, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez remains in the frame.

On Tuesday, it emerged that Scott Parker was now the favorite to take over. He has played well with Fulham, despite their struggles this season. He also has a connection with the club, having played for them between 2011 and 2013.

However, Tottenham’s technical performance director Steve Hitchen would have recommended the date instead of Potter.

And now Murphy has explained why the Seagulls boss would be a decent date.

“I understand [the link] because of the way Brighton plays, ”said Murphy talkSPORT.

“Likewise, we were talking off the air about when Tottenham brought in Pochettino.

“He was only in Southampton five minutes before they took him away. So they could go down that road again. It might surprise one or two.

“Tottenham fans usually want someone who has been there before and has done it before, but they just went down that road and it hasn’t worked.

“So I’m not surprised that he [Potter] is related to work, but we’ll have to wait and see. “

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