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Spurs star Heung-min Son - 'I hit it really clean. I was very happy.'

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Spurs desperately needed a win after being held to a 0-0 draw in the return fixture in Germany last week.

Son Heung-min produced a worldie performance to help Tottenham come from behind and seal a 3-2 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Eric Dier made a dreadful start to the match, following an early yellow card with a ruinous heavy touch which helped Sebastian Rode to assist Daichi Kamada to hit the net with an easy tap-in from close range.

The German side did not hold the lead for long, and six minutes later, striker Harry Kane set up Heung-min Son, who levelled the score.

The Spurs frontman Kane scored from the penalty spot in the 28th minute to hand the hosts the lead before Son’s thunderous shot made it 3-1 before half-time.

Frankfurt went down to 10 men when Tuta was handed his marching orders just after the interval as he received a second yellow card for his foul on Son, but the away side got back into the game when Faride Alidou nodded the ball into the net with three minutes left on the clock.

Eventually, Antonio Conte's Lilywhites secured the three points following a nervy ending to the game, and Spurs hero Son gave his thoughts on the vital win after the final whistle.

'We understand each other really well.'

The South Korean winger Son told BT Sport: "The last five minutes were really tough. In the Champions League, you never know what will happen. It was uncomfortable sitting on the bench and watching. The most important thing was the three points."

On his link-up with Harry Kane, which has produced 50 goals in all competitions for Tottenham, he said: "We just understand each other really well. I know what he likes to do and he's the same. The relationship, it's always hard work and good effort. It's always been a pay-off for hard work. Many more to come I hope.

"It's our home and we don't want to go 1-0 down. A team mistake. In football, there are always mistakes. We bounced back. At half-time 3-1 really good performance and result. In the second half, we needed to score more to finish the game."

When quizzed about his second goal, the 30-year-old replied: "When the ball came to me, Pierre saw me before crossing. The ball was just really clear to me, and there was only one option to take the volley. I hit it really clean. I was very happy.

"It was a really important win. Positive things but always room for improvement. We have to improve because we have a massive game at the weekend.

"There's still two games to play. We have to go again. Two tough games, we need to prepare more than the other teams."

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