Son Heung-min sends warning to Tottenham teammates in brutal assessment of Fulham defeat | Football

Son delivered a brutally honest assessment of his side’s performance (Picture: Getty)

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min said he and his teammates must ‘take a look in the mirror’ after their dismal 3-0 defeat to Fulham.

After thrashing Aston Villa last time out, Spurs were seeking a win that would have taken them into fourth place at Craven Cottage on Saturday night.

Fulham had other plans, putting in an excellent display with two goals from Brazilian star Muniz and a third from Sasa Lukic sealing a dominant win for Marco Silva’s side.

Spurs were insipid and lethargic in comparison to their electric performance away to Villa with Jamie Redknapp labelling it an ‘arrogant’ display from Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Son was also scathing of his side’s performance , describing it as ‘unacceptable’ and ‘big wakeup call’.

‘It is very disappointing and very frustrating and everybody has to look in the mirror and say, “It’s my fault”,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘Because it was not good enough and it’s not the level of effort we’ve put in this season. The attitude, the performance were not good enough. For everyone it’s a big, big wake-up call.

Tottenham were beaten 3-0 at Fulham.

Tottenham missed the chance to move into fourth (Picture: Getty)

‘In the Premier League, if you’re not 100 per cent ready you get punished like this. Aston Villa are an amazing team but so are Fulham, everybody has high quality players.

‘But if you’re not giving 100 per cent, including me, that’s what you get. You get punished. Especially because last season we had amazing results [against Fulham] doesn’t mean you get three points for free.

‘It’s a big wake-up call and the result has happened so you have to make it two steps backwards and make some strong steps forward.

‘It is unacceptable but you always have lessons and, including me it was unacceptable, we know where we are – not in terms of [the table] or points – but we’re representing Tottenham. This [game] wasn’t close to where we’ve been all this season.

‘It’s very, very sad to watch and very, very sad to get a result like that – and also the fans don’t deserve it. They came here with positive energy and good vibes, and losing this way is very, very tough.

‘The players are very down and this is normal, we now have to make it two steps backwards and another strong few steps forward because after the international break we have a massive game.’

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