To say that Son Heung-min is a fan favourite among the Spurs faithful is certainly an understatement.
The 28-year-old is adored by Tottenham supporters, not just because of what he provides on the pitch, but also due to the attitude with which he plays the game.
The South Korean international was not in the best of form going into the North London Derby on Sunday as he was yet to find the back of the net for Spurs since the restart.
Son partnered Harry Kane up front in a 4-4-2 formation instead of starting on the left side as he has done since the restart.
The change of position seemed to work wonders for the forward, with his pace on the counter-attack serving as a constant menace to the Gunners’ backline all game.
Son took his equaliser extremely well after a mistake from Kolasinac sent him through on goal. His in-swinging corner kick was then headed home by Toby Alderweireld to give the home side the win late on.
As Son and Alderweireld were waiting to be interviewed by Spurs TV after the game, the former Bayer Leverkusen man decided to whisper, ‘Come On You Spurs’ into the microphone.
Some Spurs fans could not get enough of Son after he gave the club a shout out following the derby win. Here’s how some fans on social media reacted to Son’s gesture:
Inject into my veins
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) July 12, 2020
It makes me so sad that we can’t give this man trophies.
— ap (@otheranthony) July 12, 2020
His smile is back, change of his role, providing victory to the team. This is how it should be ?
— Ben (@Ben19148283) July 12, 2020
Well done Sonny. What I loved more about than a goal and an assist was your fight in the air, holding up at half line, and a few runs you made, which I missed deerly
— Spurs for trophies (@Spurs4Trophies) July 12, 2020
He’s just the best person
— ben (@ben4675) July 12, 2020
stay forever sonny
— D1V1D3D (@D1V1D3DxFLASH1) July 12, 2020
This is gonna be my ring bell
— Eden J (@iblL0KB0O73dVJF) July 12, 2020
This man ??
— Ryan (@THFCGorezzer) July 12, 2020
? You can’t help but absolutely love Sonny ?
— Barbara (@Alwaysblue888) July 12, 2020
Sonny, you all time Spurs legend. What a moment. ?? #COYS
— Zvi Geffen (@ZviNGeffen) July 12, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Son’s ability to hurt the opposition was never really in doubt given his pace, trickery and shooting ability with both feet. However, I always felt until recently that he was not sharp enough in helping us defend from the front and in trying to win the ball from the opposition defenders. That is something that has noticeably changed since the restart. The South Korean is certainly putting in a big shift defensively and is taking up intelligent positions off the ball. He has not been shying away from challenges and is putting a lot of pressure on defenders. I believe this modification to his game can be put down to Mourinho.
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