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Tottenham boss Mourinho: Why I told Son to give up match ball

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho urged Heung-min Son to give up his match ball after victory over Burnley yesterday.

At the final whistle, Son had souvenired after his wonder goal in the 5-0 romp. Mourinho later likened the effort to Ronaldo's famous individual goal for Barcelona.

However, the Spurs manager asked Son to give up the ball to 17 year-old striker Troy Parrott, who had made his Premier League debut on the day.

Son obliged and Mourinho later said, "It was his debut and I think the match ball is more important for a boy who played against kids in the UEFA Youth League last week.

"Now he is playing in the Premier League at the age of seventeen."

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