Jose Mourinho has insisted that there is nothing more Son Heung-min can do on the pitch if people still do not consider him to be ‘world-class’.
The South Korean has been getting better and better with every passing season since he arrived in North London in 2015 and there are signs early on in this campaign that he has taken his game to another level.
After netting against LASK in Tottenham’s Europa League group stage opener, the forward already has nine goals this campaign (transfermarkt.com).
Speaking after his side’s 3-0 win over the Austrian side, Mourinho admitted that there is a willingness from all parties to see the 28-year-old sign a new contract with the club (Football.London).
He was then asked whether the former Bayer Leverkusen man can be considered ‘world-class’, to which the Tottenham boss questioned whether Son has to do something ‘silly’ in his social life to deserve the headlines that other players have received.
Take a look at what he said in his press conference (Sky Sports News 23/10/20 13:00):
🗣 "He cannot do more than he does or he starts doing…can I say a bad word?" 🤣
Jose Mourinho with a great response to how Heung-min Son can become world-class pic.twitter.com/cVDqMwehfm
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 23, 2020
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Jose certainly has a point in suggesting that Son does not get the credit he deserves, partly because he is a model professional, who hardly ever does and say flashy things. In comparison, players like Paul Pogba has been referred to as ‘world-class’ for many years despite never really producing top-quality performances on a consistent basis.
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