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Son Heung-min explains why Tottenham were ‘not happy’ with Man Utd after draw

Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min believes his team could have secured three points against Manchester United on Thursday.

United seized the initiative from the start against Tottenham and that bright start was rewarded in the 7th minute when Jadon Sancho scored a superb goal – cutting inside and finding the bottom corner to open the scoring.

Tottenham, who were low on confidence after their 6-1 defeat against Newcastle, looked to be there for the taken and the Reds’ advantage was extended by Marcus Rashford just before the break.

Although the Red Devils had been so dominant in the first half, they lacked intensity after the break. Spurs grew in belief, the crowd responded and Pedro Porro scored in the 55th minute, which led to Ten Hag’s substitutions.

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But, the changes did not have the desired effect and Son produced an equaliser. The South Korean star then spoke after the final whistle and he revealed frustration at his team not doing better in the final third.

“I thought we didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down in the first half,” Son told BT Sport. “We played quite well, we had the chances to score but we weren’t clinical enough. I think in the second half we showed great character, but we’re not happy we didn’t get three points.

“The final decision-making wasn’t perfect. We didn’t want to let the fans down, we wanted to give everything and that was the dressing room speech. We couldn’t let the game go. We were really angry about it, we didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down at half-time.

“I think the lads showed really good character. Football is all about the fans. The last week was unacceptable and we didn’t want to repeat that. We feel really, really sorry for the performance and result [at Newcastle].

“Today we wanted to bring a good energy. With them, we really appreciated their support. They were fighting with us.”

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