Sat 28 January 2023 | 22:06

Son admits he ‘needed the goals’ after scoring a brace in the FA Cup

Son Heung-min scored a double to help Tottenham defeat Preston North End 3-0.

Spurs’ South Korean ace Son Heung-min admitted he needed the goals to boost his confidence after a series of lackluster performances.

Having only scored 1 in his last 13 appearances,


’s brace against Preston puts Tottenham in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

"I needed the goals for my confidence. It was really important, they were from the kind of positions where I like to shoot,"

he told BBC Sport.

"In the first half I had a couple of chances, they were on target and the keeper made a good save. The second half, they went in.

"The goals were needed, as an attacking player you always need goals, it doesn't matter how good you are playing or how bad you are playing.

"The most important thing is to get that goal. I think today it was important that I could help the team and get into the next round, I'm very happy.

"When you look at the scoresheet, it looks like a comfortable win but the FA Cup has never been comfortable. We suffered a lot away from home, the lads did an amazing job.

Not only Son’s performances were lacking recently, but also


followed a similar trend, underperforming since the World Cup.

"There's a lot of talk about our performances and how we are playing. We are focused, we're doing what we have to do and we know what we have to improve.

"We have so much space to improve, so this game could bring us some really good energy for next weekend."



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