Tottenham hotshot Son Heung-min looked on the brink of tears as he admitted his goal against Manchester United did not matter to him after a dismal 3-1 home defeat in the Premier League on Sunday.
Struggling Spurs had the lead through Son's 40th-minute goal until United hit back through Fred before the hour mark, with Edinson Cavani putting the visitors ahead late on and Mason Greenwood compounding their misery in added time.
Son told Spurs' official website: 'It's a really sad afternoon. I'm really not bothered about the goal.
'I really wanted to win, especially after the last game [at Newcastle] when I came on, back from injury, we were leading and drew.
'I don't know what to say – I'm really sorry about it and feel bad. I know those supporting us are really disappointed – I think they are more disappointed than us so I feel really bad and really sorry about it. I really, really wanted to win – I really do.'
Former league leaders Tottenham are languishing in seventh after their latest setback on a run of one top-flight win in four matches.
Jose Mourinho's side now face an onerous task to qualify for the Champions League, sitting six points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games remaining.
Son said: 'I know it's always easy to say "let's be positive, we will do our best." I really want to finish well this season, I really do.
'Six points behind the top four, we have to get results and wait for the other teams to drop points.
'We have to do our best and take responsibility. I know it seems crazy or abnormal that I'm really down but football is about results.
'If we win, I'm really happy; if we lose, I'm down for two or three days. We have to bounce back on Friday [at Everton].'