The player reactions after Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool are still trickling out on social media and elsewhere, but if there’s a common thread between them it’s this: we’re not done. The Spurs players are all intensely disappointed with the result of the Champions League final, but all of them imply their hope for the future and that they can make a return trip in the very near future.
Perhaps none of them said it better than Son Heung-Min, who in quotes published on Tottenham’s website, called himself and his teammates “young, hungry, and humble.”
“It’s very tough to take. We worked so hard for the last three weeks but we’ve lost such an important game.
“We were a little unlucky, I think, but this is part of football. After 1-0 we tried to dominate, tried to get a goal but it was tough. We dominated and I thought we were the better team, but we were unlucky.
“This season is over now and I’m very proud of the team and our supporters. We have to go again. We have to learn about these games and next season we can do even better.
“We’re still young, still very hungry, still very humble and we’re looking forward to next season and hopefully doing well.”
Young, hungry, and humble — all things that describe Sonny to a T and that also will serve Spurs well going forward into not just next season but over the medium term as well. This is promising to be an offseason of change at the club, but if Spurs can continue to instill those three characteristics into a new generation of players, there’s no reason to think that Tottenham can’t get even better next season.