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Son is a special player and special human-Mourinho

Wed 06 January 2021 | 9:06

Son Heung-min was again praised by the Spurs head coach

Tottenham beat Brentford in the EFL Cup's semi-finals with goals from Moussa Sissoko and

Son Heung-min

to advance to the final of the competition. They are now waiting for the next finalist, determined next Wednesday in the match between Manchester City and Manchester United.

Mourinho praised Son Heung-min at the post-match Hebron conference, calling him a special player.

"

That's the humility of a player. That's Sonny. That's the human nature. He's like that. Some other guys they are not like that. For him it's the team

,

"For him, for [Harry] Kane, for Lucas [Moura], for many the team is first and of course we depend a lot on the characteristics of some players. Sonny is one of them.

"He had two chances. He had a good volley. I saw the ball in the net but unfortunately, I was wrong and the ball went out. Then he faced the keeper in a difficult moment of the game, where the game is open.

"The opponent is trying and pushing and he goes and he kills the game. So special player but also a special human being."

Tottenham have not won a major trophy since they last won the League Cup in 2008 when they beat Chelsea 2-1.

Former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes returning to the final is a great achievement for Tottenham.

"

It's huge for Mourinho and for the whole club in trying to change their mentality,

" Redknapp told  Sky Sports. 

"Now it's a big opportunity for him

.

"They will have to play an incredible side, be it Manchester City or Manchester United in the final, but that's where they want to be. It's been over 12 years since this club won a trophy which is too long.

"They were professional and did it the right way, and they always had it in them to win this game with the likes of Son and Kane but it's a big win.

"Fans will all get brainwashed nowadays with the idea of getting into the Champions League and the money that it brings into the club, but when you look back at your career, you want to win trophies. So for Spurs, this is a massive statement."

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