Son Hueng-min has spoken of his frustration at seeing Tottenham’s FA Cup hopes ended by Crystal Palace – but wants the club to bounce back against Fiorentina on Thursday.
A Martin Kelly goal ensures it was the Eagles who reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup; the result ending Spurs’ hopes of a treble, but in the context of them seriously competing for the Premier League title and the Europa League will likely do their season minimal harm.
Son, who was substituted midway through the second half and replaced by Nacer Chadli as his team pursued an equalising goal, revealed his team-mates’ “anger” at defeat but urged them to focus on their remaining competitions.
“Because we lost we are angry, I am angry,” he said. “But this is football. We have to understand.
“It’s finished now. We can’t play every game, every tournament. Now we can concentrate on Europa League and Premier League.
“(Thursday’s Europa League fixture at home to Fiorentina is) very exciting but now we have to win this game. We have four days until we play and we can be really focused and really relaxed. We have to win.
“We are ready and I hope we win against Fiorentina. They are a very good team and we have to be focused.”