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Heung-Min Son Is 'Not Bothered About Winning Things' And Has 'Given Up' After Signing New Spurs Deal

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Heung-Min Son Is 'Not Bothered About Winning Things' And Has 'Given Up' After Signing New Spurs Deal

Spurs forward Heung-min Son has been accused of "not being bothered about winning things" after he signed a four-year contract extension at the North London club.

The 29-year-old has become a key member of Tottenham's squad in recent years. Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, the South Korean international has scored 107 goals in 280 appearances in all competitions.

He has also formed a deadly partnership with teammate Harry Kane of late but, while the England international is likely to leave Spurs this summer, Son will likely remain at the club until 2025 after penning a new deal.

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It's a decision that has raised eyebrows with many, including former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy, who has questioned Son's winning mentality and lack of ambition.

"Players are very different," Murphy told talkSPORT. "When somebody is content and enjoying life and enjoying their football, not everybody is craving the same things.

"I'm sure he is getting a great financial deal, but the chances are he is not going to win very much in the next couple of years at Tottenham. That's the honest fact.

"So he is obviously not that bothered about winning things.

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"I'm talking about every individual player being different in terms of what they want from life and football and their careers."

Murphy went on to suggest that Son's decision to pen a new deal is a sign of him 'giving up'.

"It does suggest, to me, like he has kind of given up," he added. "He might believe that Tottenham can turn it around and, I don't know, compete somehow.

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"But most people who know football don't see that happening next season or the next few seasons, if we are honest, with Chelsea, Liverpool and City's power.

"He has given up that, I think."

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

Son, meanwhile, was delighted to sign a new deal at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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"It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I'm very happy to be here," he told Spurs' official website.

"It's like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I'm so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon."

Thoughts on Son signing a new deal at Spurs? Is Murphy right?

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Let us know your thoughts in the comments. It's an interesting discussion, for sure.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Spurs, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers, Son Heung Min, Premier League

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