Tottenham's Pochettino, Son scoop monthly awards

Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Manchester City

Son was the first player from Asia to collect the league's monthly accolade when he won the September vote of experts, captains and fans.

"The season so far has been good, but when you don't win (the title) you feel disappointed as that is our ambition", he said.

If the Camp Nou faithful were to be canvassed on who they'd like to take over from the departing Luis Enrique, I suspect the name of Mauricio Pochettino would feature.

"I was always confident and when I signed for Tottenham I was looking for a manager that had the same sort of philosophy to my manager at Milton Keynes".

The 45-year-old manager has been in charge at White Hart Lane for three seasons and he's secured a top-three league finish for the second successive campaign. Twenty years is a massive advantage.

Their only win came at the expense of CSKA Moscow in their final Champions League game of the season whilst they drew with Gent in the Europa League.

"It's not a criticism [of Wenger]".

"Maybe it was not the best comment from him, but because I respect him, I love him, I understand what he tries to say".

"I will enjoy my time here now", he added. That is the easy way.

"He's a very passionate guy, an unbelievable manager".

"Today we all realise at the club that we can build something special in a different way that other clubs are building".

"It is exciting for us and it is a unique project here in England". "The facilities on the training ground and the stadium will put the team and the club at the last level". We're coaching staff who enjoy working in this way. If not, it is hard. There is nothing more than football tonight.

"Then holidays - I don't have too many holidays. It will only take patience to achieve the things we want to achieve".

Son was in fantastic form throughout the month, scoring five goals and registering one assist as Tottenham swept everyone in front of them. "You have to work hard to be a part of his team".

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