Son Heung-min has been declared the winner of the prestigious Puskas award for 2020 for his solo-effort against Burnley last season.
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Son is arguably having the best season of his career so far, with the slightly more advanced role he has been handed by Jose Mourinho this campaign seemingly bringing the best out of him.
The South Korean is currently leading the Premier League’s goalscoring charts along with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with eleven strikes in the league so far.
Earlier in the week, the 28-year-old was named the Korean Football Association Player of the Year for 2020, winning the award for a record fifth time.
The Tottenham forward has now been crowned the winner of the Puskas award for the best goal scored in a calendar year across the globe.
Son got the award for his goal against Burnley last season, where he picked up the ball in Tottenham’s defensive third and went past five or six Burnley players before calmly slotting the ball into the back of the net past Nick Pope.
Watch the forward’s sensational goal below:
Spurs Web Opinion
Son’s goal does not get the credit it deserves as some fans seem to think it was just the forward’s pace that helped him get away from the Burnley defenders rather than any exceptional piece of skill. However, the change of pace he showed to draw the Burnley midfielders and defenders in before going through the gears was exceptional. The award is certainly well deserved.
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