Football fans didn’t skip a beat as images of Spurs’ son Heung-min surfaced in tears after the final whistle of his team’s Carabao Cup defeat by Manchester City, comparing the South Korean star to a viral meme.
Son and his Tottenham team continued their trophy drought in the Cup final on Sunday from 8,000 fans at Wembley when a single goal from Aymeric Laporte secured Manchester City’s fourth Carabao Cup win – and it appears Son will win the Taken defeat to heart At the end of the game it broke down in tears.
Several Manchester City players, including Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden, as well as his own teammate Gareth Bale, comforted the disappointed South Korean after the game, but it doesn’t seem that Twitter was quite as forgiving as several fans aimed at him following his outburst of emotion the game.
“I cry too, but laughing at the fact that Son is crying for a league cup and is about to turn 29,” remarked one fan coldly.
Another said Tottenham’s recent failure to capture a major trophy should force him to “leave Spurs and join a real team,” while a third said Son’s tears can be understood given that he “has never won a major trophy”.
“It’s just sad,” they concluded.
This is Heung-min Son’s honor page and people are wondering why he is crying after losing the Carabao trophy … He will be 29 in 2 months by the way pic.twitter.com/PxOptz2S4H
– Billy (@_CFCBilly) April 25, 2021
With Tottenham now apparently at a crossroads, questions are sure to arise about the future of their precious fortune: son and English skipper Harry Kane.
Both players would likely improve most of the big teams in Europe and fans will be concerned about whether the club can keep the players at the expense of their personal ambitions.
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And who could replace Mourinho? Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers are believed to be high on Daniel Levy’s list of potential substitutes – but it remains to be seen whether he will be forced to expand his shortlist a little further.
With the Super League debacle, Mourinho’s defeat and the Carabao Cup final defeat, it’s been a bad week for Tottenham Hotspur. And it doesn’t look like the tide will turn anytime soon.