Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min is arguably having the best season of his career to date having already notched 20 goals this season.
The pacey South Korean has stepped up in the absence of Harry Kane, and scored crucial goals that have helped the team get over the line in several games, including the recent Champions League quarter final against Manchester City in which Son scored 3 goals over the 2 ties.
The 26-year-old will consider himself unlucky to have missed out on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Award.
The list includes Manchester City trio Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva, Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, as well as Chelsea Eden Hazard.
The award will likely be closely contested as all of these stars have had tremendous seasons and have been pivotal in their side’s successes.
Former Arsenal and West Ham defender Mather Upson has said that he is in disbelief about Son’s omission from the shortlist.
According to Football.London, Upson told Football Focus, ” I can’t believe Son is not in the six, I really can’t.
“I would be definitely choosing Son, I think he has been absolutely outstanding.”
The 40-year-old also suggested that Tottenham had enough variety in their attack to cope with the absence of Harry Kane.
He added, “If you are going to be a Champions League semi-final squad, you are going to need variety and attacking players.
“I thought Lucas Moura offered something different as a threat with his movement and pace in behind [against Manchester City], so when you start to list those players, Son, Moura, Llorente, with Kane out of the team, it is looking good for Tottenham in that area.”
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