Some Spurs fans on social media have congratulated Son Heung-min on scooping the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his strike against Burnley in December and insisted that the decision was a no-brainer.
Son’s goal against Burnley in the 5-0 win in December will certainly live long in the memories of Spurs fans.
The South Korean picked up the ball deep in Tottenham’s own half and beat half the Burnley team with his pace and balance before slotting the ball into the back of the net past Nick Pope.
Jose Mourinho admitted after the game the strike was up there with the best he has ever seen and compared it with the brilliant solo effort by Ronaldo Nazario against Compostela in 1996.
Some Spurs fans felt that it would have been a travesty for the 28-year-old to be denied the award on the back of his brilliant effort and insisted that it was a privilege to watch the goal live:
Goal of century. Proud of you Sonny!
— Eden J (@iblL0KB0O73dVJF) August 13, 2020
could watch this every day and never tire… amazing
— Big Dan (@Sauceiano) August 13, 2020
— Alex Brown (@MetalGanjey) August 13, 2020
— Adrian West (@adrianmwest) August 13, 2020
— Reid Davis (@rundaddyFC) August 13, 2020
Messi dribbles past 3 players in the box and scores one, people go crazy!
Please! My man Sonny dribbles past scores of Burnley players starting from the edge of his own penalty box to score the goal of the season! https://t.co/txgTQ8RuSK
— Ashik Jose (@Ashik_Jose) August 13, 2020
— Neil Carter (@Coq_Au_Ginge) August 9, 2020
Congrats Sonny! What a goal it was. No brainer for goal of season 💙😍⚽️ https://t.co/7R0Ty27rEf
— Ben Thornton (@thornton_b) August 13, 2020
Let’s not insult Sonny, this isn’t goal of the season. It’s goal of the entire PL era!!! https://t.co/WIgn4MPF0h
— 🎅Hoggy🎅 (@TheHoggy) August 9, 2020
— Natalie (@NPorter8) August 13, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
As soon as Son’s effort hit the net, everybody watching knew that the goal would attain legendary status, destined to be played over and over again for many years (and possibly even decades) to come. It is very uncommon that we see solo efforts like the Son one these days as defences are much better organised and players tend to be smarter with their tactical fouling. However, I still feel that the South Korean’s strike is underestimated by some as it was not just a case of him turning on the afterburners. It was Son’s change of pace to draw in the Burnley defence before accelerating that opened up space for him to run into.
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