Report: Tottenham star misses out on Garth Crooks’ Team of the Season 

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Dom Le Roy

Son Heung-min has missed out on Garth Crooks’ Premier League Team of the Season, with Harry Kane being the only Spurs star making the former Lilywhite forward’s eleven.  

Kane scored one and picked up an assist in Tottenham’s 4-2 win over Leicester City in the final game of the season to finish at the top of both the goal and assist charts in the Premier League.

The win at the King Power Stadium not only meant that Spurs finished above Arsenal for a fifth straight season but also ensured that the Lilywhites would have European football to look forward to next season, albeit not being the competition they would have wanted.

With Kane winning both the Golden Boot and the Playermaker award, the England captain is certainly one of the first names in the Team of the Season.

However, Crooks chose to leave out Kane’s partner-in-crime for Spurs up front this season, Son, who had 17 goals and 10 assists in the league.

Crooks instead named Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (22 goals and 5 assists) and Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani (10 goals and 3 assists) ahead of the South Korean.

Crooks wrote about Kane in his BBC Sport column: “Whether he stays or goes, Kane has had another brilliant season in front of goal. 

“No Champions League place or a trophy for Spurs, so the Golden Boot will just have to do.

“It’s been another difficult season at Spurs. If Kane does decide to leave, we wish him well – but if he decides to stay then he deserves a top-class manager and a top-class team. 

“It cannot be right that each time he joins the England camp the captain has fewer medals than Leicester’s James Maddison.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

The fact that Son did not have the best of finishes to the campaign and went off the boil in the last few months is perhaps why many have chosen to leave him out of their Team of the Year. However, the South Korean certainly deserves credit for the impressive numbers he has put up. Getting 27 goal contributions in a struggling side is no mean feat.

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