The South Korean’s decision to commit his long-term future to the Lillywhites has been criticized by a former player of the club.
Son Heung-ming signing a new contract with Tottenham shows he has “given up” on winning trophies, according to Danny Murphy.
Son put pen to paper on a new contract at Tottenham earlier this week, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2025.
The new contract reportedly saw the attacker’s wages rise from £140,000-per-week to £200,000-per-week, which makes him the north London side’s highest highest-paid player alongside Harry Kane.
Son, who has notched up an impressive tally of 107 goals and 64 assists in 280 games in Tottenham colors, has developed into a world-class player ever since leaving Bayer Leverkusen six years ago. However, he is yet to win a single trophy a the club so far.
“Players are very different. When somebody is content and enjoying life and enjoying their football, not everybody is craving the same things,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“I’m sure he is getting a great financial deal, but the chances are he is not going to win very much in the next couple of years at Tottenham.
“That’s the honest fact. So he is obviously not that bothered about winning things.
“I’m talking about every individual player being different in terms of what they want from life and football and their careers.
“It does suggest, to me, like he has kind of given up. He might believe that Tottenham can turn it around and, I don’t know, compete somehow.
“But most people who know football don’t see that happening next season or the next few seasons, if we are honest, with Chelsea, Liverpool and City’s power. He has given up that, I think.”