Tottenham Hotspur experienced a crushing setback in their Premier League encounter against West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The loss left Son Heung-min, the striker for Spurs, feeling disheartened and he expressed his dissatisfaction with his team’s performance without holding anything back. Son deemed the 2-1 defeat as “unacceptable” and urged his fellow teammates to acknowledge their failures and take accountability.
The game commenced on a positive note for Tottenham, as Cristian Romero netted a header in the 11th minute, granting them an initial advantage. Nevertheless, their performance in the second half was disappointing, allowing West Ham to capitalize on their weaknesses. Jarrod Bowen managed to level the score for the away team only seven minutes into the second half, and James Ward-Prowse sealed the win for David Moyes’ team with a goal 16 minutes before the end of the match.
This loss signifies Tottenham’s fifth successive game without a victory, which raises concerns about the team’s performance. Son expressed his dissatisfaction by stating, “Whether we deserved a better outcome or not is irrelevant; the fact remains that we lost the game. It is unacceptable.” He stressed the importance of the players holding themselves accountable for their performance and recognized that the supporters deserved a higher standard.
Son additionally pointed out the instances where they failed to secure victory, expressing, “When given the opportunities to seal the match, we must improve our performance. We were defeated, but we must recover and respond.” He urged the offensive players to assume responsibility for not taking advantage of those opportunities.
Manager Ange Postecoglou echoed Son’s thoughts, attributing the defeat to a lack of sharpness and admitting to conceding “two easy goals.” He voiced his dissatisfaction with the team’s advancement and stressed the importance of enhancing their performance in the penalty area and decision-making.
On the whole, it was a disheartening day for Tottenham Hotspur, and both Son and Postecoglou recognized the urgency for the team to swiftly recover. The supporters deserve superior displays, and the players must hold themselves accountable for their deficiencies.