Son explains previous opinion about Spurs, what he's realised about Tottenham fans

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Son Heung-min has commented on the Tottenham fans after an impressive start to life at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has told the club's official website that he used to watch Spurs because of full back and compatriot Lee Young-pyo.

Son, 23, had been a star in German football with Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen, but he left the Bundesliga over the summer in order to join Tottenham.

The South Korean ace has made a superb start to life in North London, hitting three goals in eight games to immediately become a crowd favourite at White Hart Lane.

Son's technical ability has made him very popular, but it's his relentless work rate which has resonated with the Tottenham supporters, with the forward always doing the hard work for his side.

On Thursday, Son faces Qarabag as Tottenham's Europa League campaign continues, and he has spoken to the club's official website about almost three months as a Spurs player.

Son admitted that he used to watch Tottenham games so he could see his compatriot Lee Young-pyo - who played 92 games for Spurs in three years - in action, whilst he also says he has learned that Tottenham fans are crazy about football, and appreciates their support.

"I think Tottenham fans are very football crazy," said Son. "They love when I fight, or when we fight. It's unbelievable for me when I come out, all the people stand up and clap for me!"

"Before I came here, I liked this stadium and I liked the fans, because Lee Young-pyo played here, so I watched games. I like a small stadium that's close, tight, and the fans are amazing," he added.

Son has certainly played his part in Tottenham's superb start to the season despite being out injured for the last six weeks, and it's clear that he is loving playing for Spurs having already had a great opinion of them well before his move to White Hart Lane.

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