Son Heung-min explains why Bayer Leverkusen fans thought he was mad

Son Heung-min joined Tottenham Hotspur from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min said on BT Sport 1 on Saturday (September 26) that he learned his pressing game in Germany.

Son made the comments during an interview broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the build-up to the Premier League game between Tottenham and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

The South Korea international forward was asked by former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves if it is a conscious playing style of his to press because not many attacking players do that.

The former Hamburg star replied: “Yes, I picked that up in Leverkusen because the manager really wanted me to do it. But when the Leverkusen fans saw me running so much, they said: ‘This is mad!’”

Son joined Tottenham from German club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 and is already proving to be a success in North London.

The 23-year-old attacker has scored one goal and created two chances in three Premier League appearances for Spurs so far this season.

The South Korean has a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 80%, and has won one header, four dribbles and five tackles.

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