Tottenham forward Son Heung-min was reduced to tears because his side lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City. Son cried after losing the EFL Cup to City in Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.
The match remained a scoreless draw, with City still dominating possession, until a late goal arrived. Aymeric Laporte headed home from Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick when there were just eight minutes remaining.
This was interim boss Ryan Maso’s second game as a caretaker coach. He centered Harry Kane in his attacking trident after his recovery from an ankle injury.
However, this overwhelming reliance of Spurs on their star man shaped a result unfavorable to them.
Son Cried after Losing the EFL Cup to City
Son was visibly upset after the final whistle, and was likely heartbroken over losing via a late goal.
He was reduced to tears over his team’s defeat, and perhaps, over not getting to score for them.
His emotional reaction was caught on the Sky Sports cameras, even as City players jumped in celebration around the pitch.
However, the South Korea international was quickly consoled by his Spurs team-mates. Gareth Bale squatted next to a defeated Son, and patted him on the back to console him.
City Players Consoled Son
Not only his own teammates, but Son’s rivals also showed heart by consoling him. Some City players, instead of instantly joining the City celebration, paused to offer kind words to their worthy rival.
Ex-Tottenham defender Kyle Walker made sure to console the player from his former club.
As Son cried, with his head between his legs, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan squatted down next to him. They comforted him first, and only then joined their side’s celebrations:
Kevin De Bruyne also tried to cheer up Son. He hugged the striker, and said what must have been encouraging words to him.