Son Heung-min claims it’s ‘unfair’ to discuss new contract but maintains he is happy at Tottenham

The Korean has two more years on his contract and has paused negotiations over a new deal due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Jonathan Veal
Wednesday 17 February 2021 15:24
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Son has paused contract negotiations due to the coronavirus pandemic
Son has paused contract negotiations due to the coronavirus pandemic

Son Heung-min has rejected talk of a new contract at Tottenham by claiming that it is “unfair” to discuss that currently with his “focus” on upcoming games.

The South Korean has enjoyed a sensational season once again for Spurs, scoring 17 goals and assisting 13 more.

The 28-year-old has two more years on his contract, but negotiations have paused due to the coronavirus pandemic after manager Jose Mourinho claimed it would be indecent for players to be earning big pay rises while the rest of the world is suffering.

Son concurs with thought process but reiterated that he is happy in north London.

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“It’s a bit unfair to talk about a new contract at the moment, I am focused on the games and my team and that is the most important thing at the moment,” he said ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Austrian side Wolfsberger.

“I’m happy to be here and I’m working hard as a player and the team. It’s a bit unfair to talk about a new contract.”

It has been Son’s form this season that has prompted the club to want to tie him down as, in partnership with Harry Kane, he has led the way for Mourinho’s side.

At one point they were top of the Premier League, but a dramatic drop in form - they have won just three of their last 12 games - has seen them slide down the table and they are now outsiders for the top four.

But Son claims the mood in the dressing room is good and everyone remains behind Mourinho.

Asked whether the Portuguese had lost the dressing room, he said: “The rumours are just rumours. Our changing room has been fantastic.

“Obviously it depends on the results. I’m very sad if we lose and happy when we win. It’s like everyone else. The mood went down when we had a couple of bad results but the dressing room hasn’t changed.

“Everyone is happy and having a laugh and focused on every game. It is a bad rumour.”

PA

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