It was a strange old game for Heung Min Son yesterday against Aston Villa in the Premier League, as Spurs scraped a 3-2 win over the relegation-threatened side.
Sonny started up top as usual for Tottenham, acting as one of Jose Mourinho’s makeshift strikers in the absence of Harry Kane.
However, the South Korean missed chance after chance when the ball dropped to his feet, with ageing keeper Pepe Reina winning the battle on the day.
Even when Son did eventually score, it came from a missed penalty that he was able to bundle home on the second time of asking.
With the game poised at 2-2, after Son missed a couple more golden chances to put the game beyond Villa, the winger finally came good with a minute to spare.
After a Villa defensive mistake, Son raced clear and slotted home the winner on the 93rd-minute, somehow capping an average performance with a brace.
However, Sonny certainly impressed ex-Arsenal man Martin Keown. The former defender said (Match of the Day 2 at 10:45 pm 16/02/20): “Harry Kane is out and Son has come in and been a revelation. Six goals in his last five games. Reina does really well here, he’s 37 and uses all his experience. He’s so clean in his technique. He’s an outstanding talent. The duel carried on (with Reina).
“(His winning goal) is beautiful, the way he sets it up at high speed, opens his body out beautifully and tucks it away. He’s carrying the pressure of his team there but you wouldn’t believe it.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I get the impression that Keown bases his comments based off the stats, and hasn’t actually watched recent Spurs games. In my opinion, Son has been bang average, but is still popping up with consistent goals. Hopefully his general gameplay and clinical finishing can improve.
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