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Son Heung-min issues Spurs a challenge

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Son Heung-min has challenged his Tottenham team-mates to up their game following the move to their new home ground.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will return to action for the first time in three weeks in a daunting trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool in a Premier League match.

Prior to the international break, Spurs had lost three of their last four games to effectively end hopes of an unlikely challenge for a league title.

Now the north Londoners head over to Liverpool in desperate need of avoiding another defeat, with Manchester United drawing level on points with them in third-place following their 2-1 win against Watford on Saturday.

Meanwhile, local rivals Arsenal can leapfrog Spurs should they defeat Newcastle on Monday night and sixth-place Chelsea can close to within a point if they claim victory at Cardiff City this afternoon.

Therefore, Spurs’ hopes of a fourth consecutive top-four Premier League finish are in real jeopardy.

But Son hopes that moving to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will give the club a timely boost as everything is now in place for them to step up.

“We have the best training ground in the world, we have the best stadium in the world and everything is ready to compare to anything,” said Son, according to SportsMax.

“The answer is now with the players, how they perform. It’s very important the players are serious and take the chance.

“I am looking to the future and winning something with this new stadium and with this unbelievable club.”

The Lilywhites will also be playing Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the first leg to take place at their new home ground on April 9.

“It’s very important to focus on ourselves. Looking forward, playing here, playing Champions League,” said Son.

“At the moment we have lots of games to go, so we have to go for it. Whatever happens, we have to be positive and we have to go again.”

The South Korean forward has managed 16 goals and nine assists in 37 appearances across all competitions for Spurs this season.

The Liverpool and Spurs match will begin at 17:30 (CET).