Son Heung-min has said that he became quite upset upon witnessing Rodrigo Bentancur return to action because the Uruguayan was the one who encouraged him during his own injury struggles last year.
Bentancur made an early comeback to action, as Ange Postecoglou shocked supporters by starting the midfielder on the bench at Selhurst Park and then activating him in the 90th minute.
Spurs have greatly benefited from the midfielder’s return, as the Australian now has another elite option in the middle of the pitch.
The players’ responses following the final whistle showed how well-liked Bentancur is in the changing room; many pushed him to the front so the Uruguayan could accept the awards from the visiting Spurs fans on Friday night.
After the match, the midfield player thanked everyone on Instagram for their support over the previous eight months and said he was excited to start playing football again.
Son has now stated, via George Sessions, in response to a question concerning Bentancur’s homecoming, “When he came on I was getting emotional.” He is one of my closest friends, and he always supported me last year while I was recovering from injuries. I’m so happy he returned in good health.
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Son is the ideal captain of the modern squad because of his compassion and understanding for his colleagues. In the changing room, having a leader like this will surely promote humility and camaraderie.