‘Always used to think’ – Pundit has changed his mind about Heung-min Son and Sadio Mane

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Darren Bent has insisted that Son Heung-min now gets into every starting eleven in the Premier League, including Liverpool and Manchester City.

Son is currently on a fantastic run of goalscoring form, with the South Korean’s hat-trick against Aston Villa taking his tally to 17 goals in the Premier League this campaign – just three behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot (PremierLeague.com).

The 29-year-old has now breached the list of top ten highest goalscorers in Spurs’ history, with 125 strikes to his name since his switch from Bayer Leverkusen (Spurs official Twitter).

The forward has also overtaken Eden Hazard’s goal tally in the Premier League despite playing 20 fewer games than the Belgian (Daily Express).

Bent admitted that until a couple of years ago, he did not think Son would get into the Liverpool team ahead of Sadio Mane. However, the former England striker said he now believes the Spurs man walks into any team because of the goal threat that he carries.

The pundit told talkSPORT: “Yes, I think he does [get into any Premier League side] now. The only exception was I always used to think would he get ahead of Sadio Mane?

“Probably a couple of seasons ago, not last season because Mane had a bit of a down year, but Heung-Min Son steps up all the time.

“He scores goals, creates goals, and can finish with either foot. I think on that left-hand side he would get into any Premier League team. City as well.

“He carries such a goal-threat. He’s intelligent with his movement he consistently scores goals every season. I think you would put him in there.”

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Son’s finishing with either foot is arguably better than anyone else in the Premier League barring Harry Kane His ability to time his runs and attack the half-spaces in the final third is also up there with the likes of Mane and Salah. I have no doubt that Klopp and Guardiola would love to have the South Korean in their respective sides.

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