‘Faster with the ball’ – Arsenal legend comments on play-style of Spurs star

Heung-min Son
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Lee Dixon has claimed Tottenham forward Heung-min Son looks as though he is faster with the ball at his feet than without it. 

Returning to the fold after a spell out with injury, Son helped Tottenham advance into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Brighton on Saturday. 

The 29-year-old showed little signs of rust in the encounter and, during a key part of the game with Spurs only a goal up, he played a role in Harry Kane’s crucial insurance tally in the second half. 

Son burst through the Brighton defence, riding a number of challenges in the process, before the ball eventually rolled towards Kane for him to slide it into an empty net. 

Former Arsenal defender Dixon was impressed with what he saw from the South Korea international on his return and praised the way he uses his pace to his and Tottenham’s advantage. 

He told ITV Sport (05/02/22 from 22:00 onwards): “This is what Son is all about. When he has it in his mind to go past someone, he just drifts past them with his pace.

“His running ability with the ball. It’s like he is faster with the ball, than he is without it.”

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Tottenham will be more than happy to have Son back in contention as he provides a different element to the side when he’s available. He did look quite fatigued at the time of his injury but with the time he’s had off, that should have recharged his batteries ahead of the final and important part of the campaign. 

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