Peter Crouch has claimed that Son Heung-min still does not get the respect he deserves for his consistency in front of goal.
Son is now into his eighth season at Tottenham and the South Korean has moved up to eighth place in the list of the North London club’s all-time top goalscorers, with 134 strikes in 335 matches.
The 30-year-old created history last season when he became the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot.
Son had a lacklustre start to the campaign and saw himself left out of Spurs’ starting eleven against Leicester City ahead of the international break but the forward responded in perfect fashion, netting a 13-minute hat-trick after being introduced in the second half against the Foxes.
Son could not quite carry that goalscoring form into the clash at the Emirates on Saturday but Crouch admitted he is surprised that Europe’s biggest clubs never come after the former Bayern Leverkusen man.
The pundit said about the Tottenham forward (via The Metro): “I think he needs to have more respect on his name.
“He is one goal behind Teddy Sheringham – who was a legend for Tottenham. Son too will become a legend I think, if he is not already.
“The funny thing is Tottenham don’t seem to have had a problem keeping him. I don’t know why the top top clubs in Europe don’t come in for him – he is that good.”
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There is no doubt that every club in Europe would love to have Son and we are quite lucky that the South Korean genuinely seems to love Spurs. The forward certainly deserves some silverware to show for his time at Tottenham and let us hope Conte is the man to deliver that.
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