Michael Owen has admitted that he was surprised to learn that almost half of Son Heung-min’s one hundred goals for Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions have come from his left foot.
The South Korean got on the scoresheet again on Saturday after Spurs brushed Leeds aside 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The strike meant that the 28-year-old is just one behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and it also brought up a century of goals for Son in a Spurs shirt.
The forward became just the 18th player in the club’s history to achieve the milestone and the first player born outside of Britain or Ireland to reach the landmark.
Son also managed to reach the 100-goal landmark in a mere 253 appearances, while also notching up 55 assists along the way (transfermarkt.com).
Perhaps the most impressive part about Son’s record is the fact that 41 of his strikes have come from his left foot instead of his natural right side.
Speaking about the stat, Owen told Premier League Productions: “It did [take me by surprise]. It shows that he’s an all-round player and I think only four with his head. It’s quite normal in this day and age because there is less and less headers.
“So, I was quite interested in that he has scored as many he has with his left foot. Very two-footed that shows. I am sure mine would have been 92-8, or something like that.
“Tim [Sherwood] has called it right. He is an unbelievable player. One of the best players in the world and certainly one of the best players in the Premier League.”
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It is clear that Son does not really have a weak foot. The South Korean is as deadly with his left as he is with his right foot, even while shooting from distance. One can make the case that he is the most two-footed forward in world football.
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