Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho referenced “difficulties” as to why it isn’t the “right moment” to address a key performer’s contract situation.
The returning Harry Kane breathed new life into their attacking play. His deadly link-up with fellow forward Son Heung-min was again pivotal in securing another three points.
The South Korean has taken his game to the next level this season, notching 13 goals and six assists from just 22 league appearances.
His form has roused the attentions of one of Europe’s giants, however. A January report noted Son had risen to the top of Real Madrid’s wishlist amid doubts over a move for Mohamed Salah.
Son’s contract in North London runs until the summer of 2023. Many clubs opt to extend their top players’ contracts well in advance, but Mourinho has revealed why this will not be the case with Son.
Addressing the situation (via The Sun), the Portuguese firebrand said: “Sonny is not a problem. He has a contract still for a couple of years, maybe even three, so I believe we just have to wait for the right moment to do it.
“This situation with the world where we are and the Covid situation, I don’t think it’s the right moment for players and clubs to discuss contracts with so many people losing jobs, not working and having difficulties.
“I believe when the sun shines again for the world, the club and Sonny are going to arrive quite easily to a conclusion.”
Mourinho reveals ‘effortless’ half-time intervention
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho said that he only needed one minute at half time to talk to his Tottenham players and push them to victory over West Brom.
Despite the score remaining 0-0 at the break, Mourinho did not need to give his side much inspiration.
“We felt frustration, yes, but at the same time we felt confidence, positivity,” the manager told BT Sport.
“I spoke with the players at half time, maybe one minute.
“I didn’t need more than one minute because there was not much to say, apart from we are going in the right direction and if we play the same way we have to win the game.”