Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been highly-praised this season for his performances for the league leaders, and rightly so given the fact that he has arguably been the Reds’ most consistent attacker.
However, stats reveal that Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is matching the Liverpool star in terms of his attacking productivity so far this season.
While Son isn’t being heralded by fans and pundits for having a great season, stats show that the South Korean is once again quietly going about his business in front of goal.
The 27-year-old has already notched up 12 goals and 9 assists so far this campaign in all competitions for the Lilywhites (transfermarkt).
His tally is just slightly short of Mane who has managed 15 goals and 11 assists this season (transfermarkt), although two of his goals and one of his assists came in the UEFA Super Cup final and the Club World Cup, competitions Son wasn’t involved in.
So, the fact that Son has managed to keep pace with arguably the Premier League’s most in-form forward, despite being in a team that has been inferior this season, shows how good a season the Spurs forward is having.
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The point of this comparison isn’t to say that Son has been as good as Mane but rather to point out how the South Korean is still managing to make the difference in the final third this season despite not being in fantastic form. A sign of a world-class attacker is to continue getting goals and assists even when not playing at your best.
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