Son Heung-min was one of several Tottenham attackers who had been underperforming since the restart heading into the North London Derby, without a post lockdown goal to his name.
The South Korean was deployed up front alongside Harry Kane by Jose Mourinho on Sunday, instead of his usual position on the left side.
Son was a constant threat to the Arsenal backline whenever Spurs won the ball and launched a counter-attack in the new 4-4-2 formation.
The forward notched Tottenham’s equaliser in the first half as he leapt on to a poor pass by Kolasinac and kept his cool to chip it over the Arsenal keeper.
He then had an important part to play in Spurs’ winner as his in-swinging corner was met by a thumping header from Toby Alderweireld.
Spurs fans will very much be hoping that a goal and an assist on Sunday is a sign of things to come from Son, who looked as if he was back to his old self against Arsenal.
Not only this, but those two goal involvements took his tally for the Premier League season to 10 goals and 10 assists.
In fact, according to Squawka Football, Kevin De Bruyne is the only other player to have hit double digits in both goals and assists this season.
Only two players in the Premier League have scored 10+ goals and recorded 10+ assists this season:
❍ Kevin De Bruyne
❍ Son Heung-min
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 12, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
This shows that despite all the disruptions at Spurs, Son is continually to quietly have an impressive season. I was surprised that the South Korean’s name has been mentioned as little as it has by fans in the Player of the Year discussions. Despite the fact that Son and Kane have not hit the same levels as previous seasons, both players boast of quite impressive strike rates this campaign. As is common with Player of the Year awards, things that happened recently tend to hold more sway due to the collective amnesia football suffers from. I suspect someone like Lo Celso will get most votes.
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