Son Heung-Min finds one big positive from FA Cup exit

The Tottenham forward is still angry after the Crystal Palace defeat but insists it could help the club's Premier League and European challenges.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min has insisted that the club's FA Cup exit could have a positive impact on the club's Premier League title chase and Europa League campaign, as quoted by the Telegraph.

Martin Kelly's strike condemned Spurs to a 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in the fifth-round tie on Sunday, ending Mauricio Pochettino's side's hopes of continuing to challenge on three frontiers.

The 23-year-old South Korea international admitted that he was still angry about the cup exit, but admitted that having one fewer competition on the go could benefit the club in their quest for a trophy.

Son said, as quoted by the Telegraph: "Because we lost we are angry, I am angry. We are not happy we are out of the FA Cup. I think we had the quality for the FA Cup.

"It's finished now and we have to concentrate on the Europa League. We can’t play every game, every tournament. Now we can concentrate on the Europa League and Premier League."

"I think [this could benefit us] because it’s now going to the end of the season. All the players are tired. But we now have tournaments to play."

There is little time to reflect on the cup exit for Son and Spurs, with the second leg of the Europa League last-32 clash against Serie A side Fiorentina on Thursday looming.

The North London club have the most slender of advantages thanks to their away goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Italy, but still have work to do if they want to continue their European campaign.

After that clash, their attentions will turn to a Premier League meeting with Swansea City at White Hart Lane next weekend as they look to keep up their challenge for a first league title since 1961.

Spurs are currently second in the table, just two points behind leaders Leicester City.

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