Tottenham forward, Son Heung-min says his team’s performance in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash against Juventus on Wednesday night deserved more than a loss.
The South Korea international opened the scoring on the night for Spurs, but his side suffered a 2-1 loss to bow out 4-3 on aggregate from the Europe topflight competition.
Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in a three-minute span saw Juve complete a stunning second-half comeback at Wembley, with Spurs unable to respond.
Son believes that his side outplayed their Italian rivals in the second leg and that they deserved to move on to the quarter final stage of the competition.
The 25-year-old, however, said the results were irrelevant after his club exited the Champions League, adding that Spurs were unlucky to be out of the competition.
“It doesn’t matter when we beat Real Madrid or Dortmund, it doesn’t matter,” Son told reporters after the game.
“Juventus is another good team, and another top team in Europe. I think we played very well – better than them.
“I say we deserved more than this but football is about scoring goals and they scored two goals at Wembley Stadium. We have to accept the result.
“Our performance was very good and I think we deserved more than this,” he continued.
“The last Harry [Kane] header … if we’re lucky then that’s going in… we should have got a penalty I think.
“But as I said, they scored two goals. Football is about scoring goals, and if you don’t score, you lose of course.
“But I think we’re unluckily out of the Champions League,” he said.
Tottenham must now turn their full focus to the Premier League, where they hold a five-point lead over fifth placed Chelsea, and the FA Cup, where the London outfit face a quarter-final against Swansea.