sport news Son Heung-min admits he 'came close to leaving' Tottenham in 2016

'I came close to leaving': Son Heung-min admits he asked for Tottenham exit in 2016 but insists he now feels like 'the happiest guy in the world' Son Heung-min admits he was struggling with life in London a few years ago The South Korean told his manager that he wanted to return to the Bundesliga Mauricio Pochettino convinced him to stay and he has thrived ever since 

By Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Published: 13:34 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 13:35 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Tottenham star Son Heung-min has admitted he wanted to leave the club back in 2016 after telling Mauricio Pochettino that he was struggling with life in London.

The South Korean joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has become one of the club's most important players, contributing 16 goals and nine assists so far this season.

Life may seem sweet for Son in north London now but he has revealed that wasn't always the case.

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has admitted he wanted to leave the club back in 2016

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has admitted he wanted to leave the club back in 2016

Son thanked Mauricio Pochettino (left) for convincing him to stay and helping him thrive 

Son thanked Mauricio Pochettino (left) for convincing him to stay and helping him thrive 

'I came close to leaving,' the forward told The Evening Standard ahead of Saturday's north London derby against Arsenal. 

'I went to the gaffer's office

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