Peter Crouch has claimed that current star Son Heung-Min is helping to change football forever.
In his column for the Daily Mail, our former forward explains how the game has begun to change because of hard-working forwards such as Son and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.
“Football has altered dramatically due to the relentless workrate of men such as Firmino and Son Heung-min of Tottenham, who is one of the top players in the League. He would improve any of the best teams” said Crouch.
“These are forwards who won’t stop. Look at Firmino. He is a top goalscorer, but the thing that blows me away is what happens when he loses the ball. Straight away he’s on his feet and gets it back. He must be an absolute nightmare for defenders to handle”
Crouch went on to say: “It says everything about how much he runs that he’s covered 165 miles in the Premier League this season. It’s the same with Son (129 miles), who is so underrated. He shouldn’t be because he’s every bit as important to Tottenham as Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen. They are part of a new breed of footballers who are changing expectations.”
Son has developed into a huge signing for Spurs since he joined us in a £22million move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015.
He has made 129 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, scoring 45 goals and laying on 24 assists.
In his first season, he struggled with the rigours of Premier League football but he came to life for the club last campaign, scoring 21 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.
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