English Premiership

Tottenham: The team of the rising Son

2018-12-10 11:56
Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min has only breached opposition defences three times this Premier League season, but when he does score it happens at the most opportune times.

Harry Kane is the natural spearhead for the London side, having scored nine Premier League goals this season.

However, as is the case with any partnership Kane can't expect to do the attacking job alone.

Son has embraced the responsibility that he has within the setup and cherishes every moment that contributes to the team's success.

His goal against Leicester City on Saturday was just as crucial as any this campaign.

With Tottenham struggling to draw first blood, Son picked the ball up on the right, cut inside and unleashed a beautiful strike that curled past Kasper Schmeichel into the top corner.

"I try all the time, work hard, try to enjoy it but of course, when you score you enjoy it more," Son told journalists this weekend.

"We can be proud. It's an honour to play in this shirt, an honour to score for this Club. I try all the time to give my best performance. Sometimes it doesn't go well, but I try to get to my best form again and this is the most important thing," added Son.

For all the advances they have made in the English top tier, Tottenham are still struggling to shift the level of their football to championship challenging level.

The capacity of players like Son to evolve will be critical to realising that objective. The South Korean thinks he is getting there.

"Sometimes it's difficult, all the Premier League teams are tough to play against and we showed a good performance, good mentality and good attitude - this was very important."

 

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