Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Pochettino: I'm not leaving Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham's Son Heung-min is Premier League player of month Mauricio Pochettino and Son Heung-min win Premier League awards for April
Vera Richards | 17 May, 2017, 08:23

Son Heung-min has won the Premier League's player of the month award, becoming the only two-time recipient so far this season.

The English Premier League (EPL) announced on its website that Son beat out his teammates Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard, Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke to win the accolade, which was based on votes from a panel of experts, EPL captains and fans.

However, after two impressive seasons, where progress has undoubtedly been made, Tottenham must bring home some silverware over the next 12-24 months, or risk losing Pochettino to one of Europe's biggest clubs.

In April, Son scored five goals and recorded one assist in a total of six games to lead the Hotspurs' six-game winning streak.

He is also only the second Tottenham player to win the award twice in a single season after Harry Kane did so in the 2014-15 season. "This is not my finish line".

Pochettino has received continuous praise throughout the season for the way Spurs have played this season, as well as particular recognition for the development of several England internationals.

"I just keep working really hard", Son said.

The England global, 23, is one of the most potent marksmen in the Premier League, but until Sunday none of his 70 goals had been at the expense of the Red Devils. "I think we are on a great journey".

Mauricio Pochettino's side had already secured second place in the table, but wanted to leave their current ground, where they have spent 118 years, on a high by staying unbeaten there this season.

Manchester United are to become the first club to rake in a cumulative £1bn in Premier League prize money, according to a report in The Sun. United's priority is clearly the Europa League final and Mourinho will field a weakened team so I fancy Tottenham to edge it.

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