Great break out performance yesterday against Sunderland,deservedly MOTM. http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/foo...or-summer-move-reveals-mauricio-a3348011.html Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Heung-min Son wanted to leave Tottenham this summer, but decided to stay and fight for his place in the team. Son missed part of Spurs' pre-season training after opting to represent South Korea at the Rio Olympics where his nation were eliminated by Honduras in the quarter finals. After returning to England, he went on to make his first appearance of the season in Spurs' 4-0 thrashing of Stoke City last weekend - a game he scored twice in - but, against Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday, Son was hauled off at half-time and replaced by Mousa Dembele as Tottenham were losing 2-1. Spurs' Premier League game at home to Sunderland on Sunday was a different story for the 24-year-old, however, after the forward put in a superb performance as the north Londoners got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over the Black Cats. After the game, which sent Spurs into third place in the Premier League standings, Pochettino explained how Son reacted to not being granted a transfer away from the club in the summer and admitted he has been left impressed with the forward's attitude. "For him last season was tough. He came to see me and said 'I need your help'," Pochettino said. "I said, 'okay, always my door is open' and we decide to stay. He is a quiet person, nice person and then you need to fight for your place. "But it's true from the beginning after the Olympic Games his idea was to leave to go to Germany. One thing is what the player wants, the other is the club decision.In his mind, he would like to move, but in the end he accepted to stay and fight for his position."