Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman has lauded Son Heung-min for his display in the FA Cup fourth round replay against Southampton and claimed that the forward carried his side to victory.
The Lilywhites were not at their best on Wednesday night with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side dominated proceedings for the majority of the encounter.
Southampton were just a little over fifteen minutes from progressing to the fith round round after goals from Shane Long and Danny Ings put them 2-1 up to cancel out Jack Stephen’s own goal early in the first half.
However, Spurs managed to turn the result around with Lucas Moura levelling things up with a well-taken finish before Son converted from the penalty spot to seal the win.
As expected, the goal scoring burden has fallen on the South Korean in Harry Kane’s absence and he has so far stepped up to the plate.
The former Real Madrid player who was part of BT Sport’s coverage of the FA Cup replay (broadcast on 5/2 from 19:15), said: “He’s been Tottenham’s most dangerous player, even in the first-half when they were struggling.
“He was bursting forward, he was running round. He was trying his best and he gets his reward at the end of the game with what probably will be the winner.
“He’s been excellent again today. He’s virtually carried Tottenham at times with his energy.”
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I actually felt that Son was below par both against Manchester City as well as against Southampton. Although he worked tirelessly for the side, he didn’t really get on the ball and make too much happen. However, he once again showed that he is deadly when he is in front of goal.
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