The South Korean had a helping hand from Dubravka, though, as the Newcastle keeper let Son's powerful effort slip beneath his grasp to undo all his side's good work in holding out for 83 minutes.
"Newcastle were a very well organised team who played deep and didn't give us much space, but I thought the positional game was good and we created some chances in the first half". "We're stepping it up and we'll see next week how it goes". "Then when you get the opportunity everyone's expecting you to score three goals every game, and that in every single action you will be right and successful".
"If he's ok maybe he's going to be in the starting XI, if not on the bench, but for sure if we need him, he's going to help the team, so that's one more circumstance again". "The ankle feels great at the moment, so as long as the swelling stays away and we can keep progressing, that would be great".
I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we can not strengthen and can not sign I need to stick and be with the progress of the club. He has featured for Tottenham's development squad this season, but his last involvement with the first team came in 2017.
"Did you know? Tottenham's Son Heung-min has been directly involved in 14 goals in his past 10 appearances in all competitions for Spurs (nine goals, five assists)".
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And Pochettino lauded Son's stamina to keep performing after three worldwide tournaments in the past eight months on top of his club commitments.
"We want to touch glory, what we want is touch glory, we aren't here for business or because we want to win money, we start our careers because we want to touch glory", the Argentine added. It's easy to be passionate and shout "I am a winner" but if you don't have the tools to win, it's hard.
Like all keepers, Dubravka knows it comes with the territory, if you make a mistake then it will nearly always cost a goal, unlike most other positions on the pitch.
"Reality - if you see the table of course we are there".
Tottenham were not expected to play Son for the whole 90 minutes against Watford, but the score made it hard for them to take him off when they had planned.