Spurs forward doubts exit rumours

Son Heung-min admits his debut Premier League campaign didn’t meet his own “expectations” but he expects to remain with Spurs.

Tottenham: Spurs forward doubts exit rumoursTottenham: Spurs forward doubts exit rumours

The North Londoners forked out £22million to snare the South Korean international from Bayer Leverkusen last summer but reports emerged last week claiming Spurs were preparing to sell.

Son did manage 39 appearances for Tottenham last term but he only started 13 Premier League games and it had been suggested manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to move the 23-year-old on.

The forward admits his performances were at times below par last season but he isn’t anticipating a summer move and insists he can improve further.

“My first season in the Premier League didn’t meet my expectations, but I had a good experience,” Son told the Yonhap News Agency. “For my first season, I played with the thought that I should learn many things here.

“I haven’t heard anything from the club regarding those transfer rumours. I’m sure my club will take care of this, and I think there is nothing special for me to be worried about.”

Son is also hopeful his request to represent his country at the Olympics will be granted by Spurs, despite the fact he will miss the first week of the 2016-17 campaign if South Korea go all the way in Rio.

He added: “I already told my club that I want to go the Olympics, and they seemed to be examining my request with a positive attitude.”

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