Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has defended his decision to bring striker Harry Kane off the bench during the Premier League side's 7-0 rout of League Two Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup third round on Friday.
Son was one of those to retain their place and was denied one-one-one by goalkeeper Scott Davies inside seven minutes, with Lucas Moura fluffing his lines soon after.
Aurier added another in the second-half, while Fernando Llorente, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane also got on the scoresheet. So although we have to be realistic and say our chances are small, there's certain things you can do to increase that, so we've spoken about that in the last couple of days. We will be disappointed with certain moments and a lot of the goals.
SPURS hope to announce next week when they will be leaving Wembley.
"We know it's going to be tough, but this is football, it's the FA Cup".
Mellon, a former Tranmere player who was part of the 2004 run to the last eight, took charge at the club in October 2016 with them lying ninth in the National League.
Spurs will await their fourth-round opponent after a full weekend of FA Cup action on Saturday and Sunday.
The Spurs boss added that while winning trophies is what his side need to do to go to the next level, his ambition lies beyond that, with a Premier League or a Champions League.
Son Heung-min scored in the rout but will now head off on global duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup, leaving Pochettino without one of his key performers ahead of a crucial run of fixtures.
A professional showing from the 33-year-old who managed to put aside his personal situation and do the business for Spurs on the pitch - regardless of the standard of opposition.