Heung-min Son has praised Cristian Romero’s performance in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Leicester and believes the Argentine’s robust challenges helped contribute directly to one of his tallies.
Son scored twice against the Foxes to put Spurs back on track in the hunt for a Champions League place and end the club’s two-match winless skid.
After Harry Kane got the scoring underway with a first half header, the South Korea international gave Spurs some breathing room with his opening goal being a cool strike past Kasper Schmeichel.
But it was only made possible courtesy of a crunching tackle by Romero on Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu in the build-up, before substitute Dejan Kulusevski fed Son in to finish the move.
Son hailed the 24-year-old’s commanding display throughout the match and attributed plenty of credit his way for keeping Spurs’ attack going for his first goal.
He said (via Sky Sports): “The goal goes to him [Romero] from me because he won the tackle. Obviously, it was a risky challenge but sometimes as a defender we need that. Cuti made an unbelievable tackle.
“Obviously, it’s always good to have a chance that when you lose the ball to win in back again and the transition, it’s always good to score.
“Cuti did a fantastic job, not only in this situation but in all the games he played fantastic and I’m very happy for him.”
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Romero in particular was excellent against Leicester and it is good that Son has recognised how important that challenge was just before Tottenham’s second goal.
We’ve started to see those performances come about pretty consistently now and he looks as though he is relishing the physicality of English football.
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