Matt Le Tissier makes bold claim following Son’s goal against Burnley

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Dom Le Roy

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has become the latest pundit to lavish praise on Son Heung-min following his wonder goal against Burnley in Spurs’ 5-0 rout on Saturday.

The South Korean proved to be a menace for the Burnley defence throughout the game.

The 27-year-old’s moment of magic came just after the half-hour mark after he received the ball on the edge of his own penalty area.

Son proceeded to chase forward 80-plus yards up the pitch, passing six Burnley outfield players on the way, before a neat finish past Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Son’s goal has predictably gone viral on social media with many suggesting that it was the goal of the season so far.

Le Tissier has gone a step further and claimed that Son’s strike in the first half against the Clarets was the goal of the century.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Le Tissier said, “Son has scored the goal of the season – he picks up possession about 90 yards out and he runs, and he runs, and he runs.

“He goes through the whole of the Burnley defence before showing great composure. What a goal. That’s the goal of the century!”

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If Son can get more consistency into his game, then he will rightly be in the conversation among the best players in the world. The only slight criticism of Son is that he is very much a confidence player and sometimes doesn’t turn up in big games, such as the 2-1 loss against Manchester United on Wednesday.

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