Tottenham Hotspur are used to having Harry Kane as their main man up front, but this season Heung-min Son has emerged as one of the most potent finishers at the club.
In a season in which Kane has been in and out the squad with respective ankle injuries, Sonny has stepped up and carried the mantle of main goalscorer with aplomb.
Despite having two spells away from the club with South Korea an the Asia Games and the Asia Cup this campaign, Son has still managed 12 Premier League goals and six assists.
The South Korean has also been a major driving force in the club’s sensational Champions League run, scoring in both the round of 16 against Dortmund and three times in the quarter-finals against Manchester City.
Son rarely plays without a spring in his step and a smile on his face, and he has now assured fans that he is not struggling with fatigue, but even if he was, he would not admit it to his teammates.
Son said (Standard): “I’m fine, I’m happy, the same as everyone else. The players have done very well, training hard and enjoying it. I try to be positive and bring positive energy to the other players. If I say I’m tired, maybe others start thinking the same, so I’ll never say it!
“There are not many games left. I feel good and the most important games are coming up, so I’m looking forward to playing with fresh legs.
“Football is until 90 or 95 minutes. We never give up until the referee’s whistle. Late goal, early goal — it doesn’t matter. Scoring is never easy, we just keep the focus until the whistle.
“Football can happen so quickly. In one second you can score with a surprising situation, so we should believe in every situation. We should just believe in ourselves and our team and we won’t have problems.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Tottenham really would have struggled this season if it were not for the form and fitness of Heung-min Son. With Kane out injured more often that Spurs would have liked, Tottenham may have struggled for goals without the South Korean.
The amazing thing is that he manages to work at such a high intensity for 90 minutes and also cover his defensive duties, while subjected to such a heavy schedule of Premier League, Champions League, League Cup, FA Cup, and International fixtures. He is a true testament to passion and energy on the pitch.
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