Just days after dismissing Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League, Son Heung-min now believes Tottenham still has a chance to win the league before Sunday’s north London derby.
Even though Tottenham trails archrivals Arsenal by 11 points going into the north London derby, Son Heung-min is adamant that they can still contend for the Premier League crown.
Spurs trail Mikel Arteta’s team, which is attempting to unseat Manchester City and win their first domestic championship in more than ten years, by 11 points heading into this weekend’s pivotal match.
Tottenham has encountered more difficulties under Antonio Conte, whereas Arsenal has enjoyed success this season.
However, the Londoners, who beat Arsenal last season, are only two points outside the top four and are actively competing for the Champions League once more.
Even though Spurs are now far behind the leaders in the Premier League, Son stated that they had higher goals for this season ahead of their most recent matchup with the Gunners.
With a win on Sunday, Tottenham and Arsenal would only be separated by eight points. And Son is still holding out hope that between now and May, the Spurs may make up that deficit and launch their own title push.
“We don’t prioritize the cups,” he remarked. “Since the Premier League is so long, anything can happen. Even Liverpool and Chelsea are making an effort. There are numerous games to choose from.
Due to the positive attitude of this set of players, we still have hope for winning the league. While we should give it our all, the Champions League and FA Cup are undoubtedly crucial for the team, players, and supporters.”
Tottenham enters the London derby on Sunday with a burning desire to avenge their 3-1 loss to their bitter rivals in the meeting back in October.
Arsenal has had an incredible run since then. Arteta’s team has only dropped points three times this season and is currently in the lead of the title race after pulling ahead of Manchester City.
Despite this, Son dismissed the Gunners’ title prospects last weekend after Tottenham’s FA Cup victory over Portsmouth, insisting that he and his teammates were “not concerned” with the team’s present league position.
The Spurs forward also disclosed that he and the rest of the team would do extra studying in the lead-up to the game in an effort to surprise Arteta’s team.