robust start bodes well for Spurs’ title hopes, says Lee

robust start bodes well for Spurs’ title hopes, says Lee

HONG KONG, Sept 14 Reuters – Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Lee younger-pyo is backing his ancient membership to mount a serious problem for the Premier League title, with the return of cozy South Korean Son Heung-min to bolster the side after their powerful start.

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Spurs, who won their first three games of the new campaign earlier than slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Watford, resume their bid for a first league title due to the fact that 1960-61 when they tackle excessive-flying Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect should be boosted by way of the return of Son, who become now not featured considering the fact that mid-August after becoming a member of South Korea for the Asian video games, and Lee is assured Tottenham are in a robust position.

“I’m always staring at and focusing on Tottenham as a result of they’re my historic group and this season has been a fine inaugurate,” Lee, who played for Tottenham for three seasons from 2005 to 2008, advised Reuters.

“The remaining few seasons the open hasn’t been decent however this season with three wins to open is extraordinary. and they have Son Heung-min to come back lower back and he will bring greater power for them.

“this is a very good chance for Spurs. Some people have complained that there have been no new gamers but it makes for a far better aggregate because they be aware of each and every other and this is brilliant for them.”

Son returns to the squad having helped his nation capture gold at the Asian video games, which secured the 26-12 months-historical an exemption from militia service that may well have broken his soccer career.

“The army is important for our nation, however two years out of football finishes your profession,” noted Lee, who earned his personal exemption as part of the South Korean squad that reached the 2002 World Cup semi-finals on domestic soil.

“It’s very crucial for Son Heung-min, for his career, our country wide group and for Tottenham.”

Lee believes the current Korean crop led with the aid of Son can construct on their success on the Asian video games — an under-23 event which allows three over-age players per team — once they play in the extra demanding Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January.

“In that age group, after they play in Asia they all the time become champions, they are strong,” Lee stated of their Asian games triumph.

“however our target is not Asia, we should go to the Olympics and the area Cup. This crew isn’t depraved but now not on the stage of our era. We need to wait and spot.

“every single time we have a good probability to get the title in the Asian Cup, and in the UAE, it’s also an excellent chance they can do it. and i’m assured they can do it this time.”

Reporting by Michael Church; editing by Ian Ransom

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