Ex-Manchester United ace Owen Hargreaves is adamant that Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min is still underrated yet would ‘walk into’ every team in the Premier League.
Son enjoyed a terrific campaign last time around, having scored 24 goals alongside ten assists from 45 matches across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
The South Korean was a huge reason behind Tottenham’s success in the English top-flight, especially with Harry Kane struggling to find his form in the early months.
Son also won the PL Golden Boot after he netted 23 times in the league (Premier League official) despite not being the primary penalty taker in N17.
The South Korean has received recognition for his displays last campaign, having been included in the nominees for the 2022 Ballon d’Or (GOAL).
However, the 30-year-old was controversially omitted from last season’s PFA Team of the Year, even after everything he achieved across the campaign (Daily Mail). As such, Hargreaves believes Son still doesn’t receive the credit he deserves.
The pundit further claimed that Son is more than good enough to start for every team in England’s top division, even the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, and perhaps the winger remains underrated due to Spurs not being regular title contenders.
Hargreaves spoke on Premier League Productions: “I think he walks into every team. I don’t think he gets enough credit. He walks into Man City, Liverpool, and he walks into everyone’s XI.
“I don’t know, he goes under the radar. Maybe it’s because they’re not pushing to win the league or the Champions League, but I think he’s a fabulous player.”
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Son has not enjoyed a great start this season, having recorded just one assist to his name from the three appearances he had made so far. While he has been responsible for more than one goal, his performances simply have not been of the same ilk as last season.
Despite that, perhaps the lack of deserved recognition can be an advantage in this case as the attacker will not be subjected to the same pressure and transfer speculation as Kane often does.
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