Pundit insists Heung-min Son cannot be classified as a Premier League legend 

Andy Townsend has said that while Son Heung-min is undoubtedly great, he has not done enough to be classified as a Premier League legend.

Son is quietly having a sensational campaign, having stepped up and taken more responsibility after the departure of Harry Kane.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the South Korean has carried Spurs this season, just as Kane did at times last campaign, with the Tottenham captain having 15 goals and eight assists to his name in just 26 league outings (talkSPORT).

The 31-year-old’s matchwinner against Luton Town was his 160th goal for the club, with the strike taking him into the top five in Spurs’ all-time goalscoring charts.

Only Kane (280 goals), Jimmy Greaves (266), Bobby Smith (208), and Martin Chivers (174) are now ahead of the former Bayer Leverkusen man.

Son’s record in the Premier League is also astounding, with the forward having scored 118 times and provided 60 assists in 294 matches in the English top flight (Transfermarkt).

Heung-min Son
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Is Heung-min Son a Premier League legend?

However, despite these impressive numbers, Townsend believes that the Tottenham man cannot be described as a Premier League legend.

The pundit told talkSPORT: “He [Son] is a top player, he’s a great; that word ‘legend’ should only be used in the right context. I think that Son has been a great player and great operator for Spurs, but a legend? No.”

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The word ‘legend’ is quite subjective just like the term ‘world-class’ as not everyone agrees on what it actually means. There is no doubt that Sonny is a Tottenham legend and if if he is not a Premier League legend already, he will certainly be considered that when his time in the competition is done.

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