Son: The best is still yet to come

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Dom Le Roy

Son Heung-min believes Tottenham fans are finally starting to see the best of him after striking twice to stretch Tottenham’s Premier League winning streak to three straight games at the Riverside Stadium.

The South Korean struggled in his first season at White Hart Lane to the extent that there was talk of boss Mauricio Pochettino seeking to recoup some of his £22million transfer fee in the summer with a return to Germany being heavily mentioned by Manager Social Index from 888sport.

But his brilliant first-half brace to claim a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough took his season’s tally to four from three games – already taking him past his total for last season’s campaign.

Son told Spurs’ official website: “I feel very good now – I felt very good last season as well but I got injured.

“Last season was my first in the Premier League and now I want to do better. It’s not finished – I look forward and will work hard every day for Tottenham.”

Heung’s increased goalscoring threat was particularly timely for Pochettino given the continued absence of Harry Kane, whose ankle injury will be assessed this week.

He fired a cool seventh-minute finish past Victor Valdes after picking up Vincent Janssen’s neat lay-off and dribbling across the face of the box.

And he doubled Spurs’ lead in the 23rd minute when he seized on hesitation in the Boro defence to turn and deliver a superb right-footed finish past the keeper.

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