According to Tottenham striker Son Heung-min, his team’s comeback against Manchester United was motivated by “rage” following the team’s “unacceptable” loss the previous weekend.
Tottenham fell 2-0 on Thursday before bringing United back after losing their last match, 6-1, at Newcastle.
Spurs had a reason for optimism after Pedro Porro’s goal, and Son’s equaliser in the 79th minute sealed their comeback. “That was the dressing room speech, and we wanted to offer everything,” stated Son.
Spurs moved above Liverpool and Aston Villa into fifth place thanks to the draw in Ryan Mason’s first game back as temporary manager at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Korean said, “We couldn’t let the game end like that. We felt a lot of resentment over the result because we didn’t deserve to be down 2-0 before halftime. The previous week was unbearable, and we didn’t want it to happen again. We were very sorry for the performance and the outcome, and today we wanted to provide positive energy for everyone.”
Mason, a former Tottenham player who served as temporary manager after Jose Mourinho was fired in April 2021, said Spurs needed to capitalise on the victory following a disastrous run that saw three managers change over in a single month.