Tottenham boss PRAISES new £22m signing after impressive Premier League debut

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised summer signing Son Heung-min following an encouraging first start in the Barclays Premier League.

The South Korean forward joined the north London outfit for £22million during the transfer window, but was forced to wait for his debut as he only received international clearance earlier in the week and was named in the starting XI against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.

Hueng-min, who can play in a number of attacking positions, was deployed on the right-hand side of a 4-2-3-1 formation and showed a number of good touches during his hour on the pitch and his boss was left impressed with his contributions:

“I am very happy with Son, he played really well. He is a good player for us,” the Argentinian said in his post-match press conference [via Standard Sport].

“We are very pleased with our performance. It was a hard game for us, an open game, but I think we dominated it and we deserved to win the match,” Pochettino continued.

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Ryan Mason’s late goal was enough to seal all three points and a first win of the new season for Spurs and Pochettino is hoping his side can finally kick-start their campaign:

“It’s another clean sheet, the first victory of the league after five games, and now we can move on. This will help us with our confidence for the next games,” he added.

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