Thierry Henry has spoken of his admiration for Son Heung-min and remarked that even opposition fans want to see the Tottenham forward doing well.
So far this season, Son has perhaps not quite hit the heights that he is capable of but there have been signs over recent weeks that he is coming back to his best.
The forward’s display in Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt last week was arguably his best performance of the season.
Not only did the 30-year-old score two excellent goals, including a brilliant left-foot volley, but he also looked dangerous whenever he got on the ball in the final third.
Although Henry’s loyalties lie with Arsenal, the Frenchman admitted that he takes delight in seeing Son do well and that he cheered when the forward scored against Leicester City.
The pundit added that everyone, irrespective of who they support, want to see the Tottenham star do well because of the kind of person he is.
Henry told Amazon Prime Sport (19/10/22 from 19:15 onwards) about Son: “I love him, I love him.
“I want to have a word about him because I think he’s the only player, I wouldn’t say only, but one of the few players, who has played in the Premier League that I think the whole country wants him to do well.
“When he was having that bad spell, not scoring goals. I celebrated his goal, not the Tottenham goal. I celebrated his goal.
“Joking aside, everyone loves Son. There is something weird to have. Even the opposition fans will have some sympathy for him and that speaks volumes about who he is and how he is and what he represents. He’s just a nice guy.”
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In theory, Henry should be right as I do not know how it is possible for anyone to dislike Son.
However, the 45-year-old will likely be surprised if he saw how much hate the South Korean gets on social media, which shows how much more tribal football has become over the last decade or so.
While Son certainly does not get anywhere near the level of hate that Kane does, I certainly do not think all Arsenal, West Ham or Chelsea fans want to see him do well.
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