Son Heung-min’s solo effort in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Burnley in December of last year is one of three goals that has made it into the final three of the prestigious Puskas award.
The Puskas award is handed to the best goal scored in a calendar year across the globe.
Son’s goal, which was adjudged to be the Premier League’s goal of the season last campaign, was nominated by FIFA, along with ten other goals for the award.
The goal in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over the Clarets came less than a month after Jose Mourinho took over at Spurs and saw the South Korean pick the ball deep in his own half and dribble past the more than half of the Burnley side before producing a composed finish past Nick Pope.
The goal has now deservedly made it to the final three, with the two other nominations being Luiz Suarez’s goal against Mallorca and Flamengo midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta’s strike against Ceara.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 11, 2020
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Son’s run does not get the credit it deserves as some people seem to think it was just raw pace that got the South Korean past those Burnley defenders. What many fail to appreciate is the intelligent change of pace by Son, who drew the Burnley defenders in by slowing down and then went through the gears to breeze past the challenges.
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