‘Actually frightening’ – West Ham star claims Heung-min Son is best player in the Premier League

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West Ham forward Michail Antonio has raved about Son Heung-min’s ability and admitted the Tottenham star is his pick for the Player of the Season award.

Son had his most productive season in front of goal since arriving at Spurs from Bayern Leverkusen in 2015, finishing the campaign with 23 goals in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).

That meant the 29-year-old was the joint winner of the Premier League Golden Boot, along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

The Spurs forward is expected to be included in the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award but Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne appears to be the favourite to take home the prize, having already been named Footballer of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season (inews).

Antonio believes that Son is more deserving of the award than the likes of Salah and De Bruyne, insisting that the Spurs star would score a lot more goals if he was playing for one of the top two.

When asked if Son deserves to win the PFA award, the Hammers star told Footballer’s Football Podcast: “I agree, I’ve been saying this for the past couple of years that Son is the best player in the Premier League, if he was at one of the top two teams I can’t even tell you how many he would score. 

“I’ve played against him, and the things he’s done in games like running through five men and finishing, it’s actually frightening how good he is,”

“Everyone was saying how quality Mo Salah is, the thing is Mo Salah is a joke, I’m not taking that away from him, but I’m giving it to Son, he’s got it all.”

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The PFA Player of the Year award and the Football Writer’s Player of the Year award almost always go to a player from the title-winning side. 

Kane lost it to De Bruyne last year despite winning both the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards while playing for a team who finished seventh. So, even if Son might be deserving of the award, I do not expect the South Korean to win it.

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