Mourinho happy with ‘captain’ Son: ‘He makes a 100-metre sprint to stop a goal’

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho was delighted with Heung-min Son despite a friendly 2-1 loss against Watford. The Korean wore the armband as captains Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane were both on international duty with respectively France and England. Mourinho praised Son for his work ethics and also had praise for Watford, who challenged Tottenham and managed to grab a small win.

“I would say that those are the positives, players who needed minutes had them, some players played 90 minutes,” said Mourinho. “Also positive was that Watford took it very seriously. I liked that. They competed, they were aggressive, they made the game very hard, those are all positives. In the same way I wasn’t super-enthusiastic after winning three friendlies, wins that don’t give us any points, I’m not sad that we lost this one.”

“I said to the players at half-time, maybe in the Premier League if we are losing 2-0 at half-time, we have the second half to fight for the result. It was a game to give us minutes and a competitive mentality and I really liked the fact that in the last minute, we are fighting to try to score, and then Sonny makes a 100-metre sprint to stop the 3-1 on the counter-attack. So, overall, it was okay.”

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