Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-Min Son has told the Korea Times that his first season at White Hart Lane did not meet his expectations.
Son arrived at Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen last summer and he was expected to have a major role to play for the North London side.
However, the South Korean international struggled to break into Spurs’ starting line-up, with injury halting his progress at Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Son made just 13 Premier League starts last term, and he admits that things didn’t go to plan.
“My first season in the Premier League didn't meet my expectations, but I had a good experience,” Son said. “For my first season, I played with the thought that I should learn many things here.”
Son did have a strong end to last campaign, scoring twice in his last three appearances, but he will have increased competition for places next term.
Tottenham are expected to bring in some attacking players this summer, with Vincent Janssen and Antonio Sanabria both believed to be on the verge of moves.
In total, Son made 22 starts for Spurs in all competitions and he scored on eight occasions.
Son will be late back to Tottenham pre-season training next term, as he is scheduled to play at the Olympics with South Korea.