THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN SON HEUNG-MIN SLAMS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ LOSS, SAYS PLAYERS ‘TAKE RESPONSIBILITY’ AS TOTTENHAM FALL TO WEST HAM DEFEAT

Tottenham’s winless run stretched to five games as they lost 2-1 to West Ham on Thursday in the Premier League. Spurs led at the break thanks to Cristian Romero’s header but the game was turned on its head when Jarrod Bowen equalised at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and James Ward-Prowse grabbed a winner for the visitors. Son Heung-min slammed the loss as “unacceptable”.

Tottenham striker Son Heung-min slammed his side’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham in the Premier League on Thursday as “unacceptable” and demanded the players “take responsibility”.
Spurs missed the chance to move level with Manchester City in fourth after throwing away a one-goal lead to lose to David Moyes’ men, dropping points from a winning position for a fifth straight game.
The hosts had led through Cristian Romero’s 11th-minute header, but their below par second-half performance was punished as Jarrod Bowen levelled seven minutes after the restart and James Ward-Prowse struck a winner 16 minutes before time.

The result stretches Tottenham’s winless record to five games.

“Deserved better or not means nothing, we lost the game. It is unacceptable,” Son told Amazon Prime.

You are winning. Losing that game I think is unacceptable. As a player [we] should take responsibility.
“They are tough to play against but we knew what was coming. 1-0 is not enough, you have to try and win the game.
“It is unacceptable. The fans do not deserve this. When you go 1-0 up early you should bring more energy and play with more energy but we didn’t and that is why we lost.
“When you have the chances to kill the game you have to play better. We lost the game, we have to move on and bounce back.

“Attacking players should feel responsibility because we had chances to kill the game. I know it is very sad for the fans and disappointed. As a group we want to bounce back as soon as possible.”

Ange Postecoglou also blamed his side’s lack of cutting edge and reflected on conceding “two soft goals”.
“It is another game where we were well in control and probably should have scored more goals. We kept West Ham in the game,” he said.
“We created a lot of chances to score goals. We lacked some real conviction in the box and conceded two soft goals. They were pretty much self inflicted.
“We have to be better in the box and the decisions we make and have a lot more conviction in our finishing. Disappointing for the fans and disappointing for us in terms of the progress we are trying to make. We still have a long way to go and days like today show that.
“Today was a disappointing day.”
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