Pundit backs Spurs star to challenge for Player of the Year award

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Son Heung-Min is having a terrific season at Tottenham as he is putting in top-class performances on a consistent basis.

The South Korean was at it again against Newcastle yesterday as he was a menace for the Magpies defence throughout the ninety minutes, and eventually got the only goal of the game to bag all three points for Spurs.

Son now has 10 goals and 6 assists in 19 Premier League appearances, which means that he has the highest goal or assist per minute ratio in the Premier League. This is despite the 26-year-old participating at the Asian Games at the start of the campaign as well as the Asian Cup which saw him miss three matches last month.

With Tottenham missing the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is added pressure on the South Korean to deliver the goals, and so far he has proved up for the challenge.

After the game at Wembley, manager Mauricio Pochettino was all praise for Son, lauding his work rate and runs off the ball.

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has backed Son to challenge for the Player of the Year award.

Speaking during BBC’s Match of the Day, the legendary goalscorer said, “When you put all of that into the mix [his travelling & amount of games], his performances, 10 Premier League goals in his last 12 games. He will definitely be in the first five or six for a contender for player of the year.”

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