In Focus: Heung Min Son

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Reflecting on a wonderful day at Wembley, we take a look back at my man of the match, Heung Min Son.

There were other star performers for Tottenham in the battering of Chelsea, including the likes of Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko, and Christian Eriksen, but I’m picking out Son for a few reasons.

With the emergence of Lucas Moura on the wing, Son’s chances in the first team have been far more limited this season.

However, Poch put faith in the Korean yesterday, likely with the attitude that one would play against Chelsea, and the other Inter Milan.

Son seized his chance with guts and determination, running the Chelsea defence ragged for well over an hour.

The passing and trickery of Alli and Eriksen created many chances, but Son offered something different.

The forward sat on the shoulder of Luiz, allowing Kane to drop back and collect the ball deeper than usual.

It also meant that every single Tottenham player always had an out ball down the channels or over the top when they came under pressure.

Son was a willing runner, even when faced up against four Chelsea defenders on his own.

He actually grabbed his first league goal of the season with five yellow shirts back defending, and no team mates in sight.

Sonny could have easily had three or four goals if he’d put away every one of his good chances, but the fact was he was creating them, and opening up space for others to do their work too.

Nice one, Sonny!

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