‘Doesn’t wait for Kane’ – Arsenal legend heaps praise on Tottenham star

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Paul Merson has admitted that he is a big fan of Tottenham forward Son Heung-min, labelling the South Korean ‘a big-game player’. 

Son has come on leaps and bounds as a player since joining Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015. The forward has evolved into a killer in the final third, proving adept at timing his runs and capable of finishing expertly with both feet. 

Son has started the new season in fine form in front of goal, having already found the back of the net twice in three Premier League games.

The 29-year-old missed Tottenham’s trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday after picking up an injury during the international break and his absence was certainly felt by Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, who looked toothless at the top end of the pitch.

Merson has admitted that he admires the way Son steps up to deliver whenever Kane is missing from the Tottenham side.

The former Arsenal midfielder told  Sky Sports News (12:25 pm, September 11, 2021): “He is a big player. I am a massive fan of Son.

“He is a big-game player, he is a big big-game player. He doesn’t wait for Harry Kane to do something.”

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Saturday’s performance showed just how important Son is to this Spurs side. Without the South Korean’s intelligent runs to stretch the opposition defence, we looked extremely predictable and one-dimensional in the final third.

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