Leicester defender reveals what makes Spurs player ‘so hard’ to defend against


Leicester City defender James Justin has admitted that Son Heung-min is the toughest attacker he has come up against.

Son is arguably having the best season of his career so far, with the South Korean already having notched up 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions.

The former Bayer Leverkusen star is playing a slightly more advanced role than he has played in previous seasons, which seems to have brought the best out of him.

Son is getting into goal-scoring areas more often and getting shots away than in previous seasons, aided by Harry Kane dropping a little deeper.

The 28-year-old finally seems to be getting the credit he deserves as he is now talked about as being one of the best in the Premier League.

Justin stated that Son is the hardest player to defend against because of the timing of his runs off the ball but the Leicester man did admit that he enjoys testing himself against the Spurs forward.

When asked if Son is the toughest attacker he has faced, Justin told UMM: “Yeah, for sure.

“You might not see it watching him, but the runs he makes and the timing he makes them are crazy. It’s so hard to defend against.

“That’s why he’s one of the top players in the Premier League.

“I love playing against him though because it keeps me on my A-game and hopefully I put up a good performance when I play him.”

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With Son finally being recognised as the world-class talent he is due to his exploits this season, it might prove very hard for Spurs to hold on to the South Korean if we do not qualify for the Champions League next season. Hopefully, we finish the season strongly and the 28-year-old puts pen to paper on a new deal.

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