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Tottenham drew 0-0 with Frankfurt in the Champions League on Tuesday, a result that keeps their hopes of emerging from the group very much alive but is their fourth game on the road without a win.
With some pundits and supporters alike queuing up to criticise what they see as Tottenham's overly conservative approach, Son defended his manager and said that the players were fully behind him, partly due to the fact that he is a 'winner'.
Son Heung-min has defended his manager and said that the Tottenham players must stick with him
'It’s important (to stick with Conte),' the South Korean said.
'We saw last season that nobody believed we would be
here right now. Last season nobody believed we’d be in the Champions League.
'The gaffer always wants more, more, more and as I player I want to follow his way, or you know what’s coming. If we don’t follow him then you know you struggle.
'We have to follow, there is no option because he’s a winner and I think this is what we do – sacrifice and do the hard things.'
Following the derby defeat at Arsenal on Saturday, some supporters questioned whether Conte's seemingly negative approach to the game where they looked to stifle Arsenal was the right one.
Spurs were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League
The Tottenham forward was questioned amid mounting criticism regarding Antonio Conte's style of play
This approach became particularly pertinent when at 3-1 down with only 10 men on the field Conte withdrew two forwards, Son and Richarlison, to sure-up his team to avoid Arsenal