Son Heung-min sends strong message ahead of Arsenal clash

Tottenham's captain Son Heung-min sets clear expectations ahead of the North London derby.
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest - Premier League
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Tottenham's captain Son Heung-min knows this Sunday's match is very important for the team, as they go against their biggest rival who are in the race to win the Premier League this season.

Arsenal have reached another level of performance this campaign, and Son is well aware of that. Ahead of this crucial match, the Korean forward sent a clear message, making it plain that this will be a big test for the club.

After tying with the Gunners last time, Spurs are ready to make a statement at home and defeat their fierce rivals.

“Some of them are in their first season in the Premier League. So look, we can test ourselves against one of the biggest teams in Europe and the Premier League. But also in the world," Son said. (Metro)

‌“It's very important the way we play. Stick to our play, stick to our game. It's a very, very good test. It's against one of the best teams in the world so it's perfect [for us]. You want to always have good competition and you always want to face the best teams in the world,” the captain continued.

After a tumultuous season, Tottenham are striving to keep their Champions League hopes alive. However, they can't afford to lose more points. The club know the next host of games are key for their aspirations and to define this year's Premier League champions.

After Arsenal, Tottenham will have to face more challenges, as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City await them. This is a key part of the North Londoners' season and Son knows they must bring their A-game to collect as many points as possible before the season comes to a close.