Son Heung-Min;Tottenham’s talented and versatile attacker:
– Born in Chuncheon,South Korea
– After signing for Spurs last summer for £22 million,Son became the most expensive Asian footballer in history
– Previous clubs: FC Seoul,Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen
– Son’s father also played football professionally, Son Woong-Jung was capped at international level for South Korea, he has since gone on to become a manager.
Son Heung-Min’s signing for us in late August of 2015 provided much excitement amongst the Tottenham faithful, as we had acquired one of the hottest young talents in German football. Son who is a versatile attacker can shoot equally as well with either foot, his searing pace and incredible long shooting ability made him formidable for Bayer Leverkusen over the last few seasons. Son netted on 29 occasions in 87 matches for Leverkusen in his stint at the Bundesliga club. Son quickly won over the fans at the lane after making his home debut against Qarabağ FK in the Europa league, Son scored 2 as he exhibited his sharpness and clinical nature,his eagerness to shoot pleased the crowd as it marked a dream debut for the South Korean. Three days after his brace Son hit again, netting the winner against Crystal Palace in the league and over the next couple of games his performances had the fans in high morale as they realised we had yet another proven goalscorer at our club. However injuries have somewhat blighted Son’s recent progress at the club, having missed a month through injury, his sharpness has slightly depreciated as to has his goal scoring account.He has barely completed the full 90 minutes of a game over the last few months, yet there a good signs that he is beginning to regain his form. Son netted two vital goals,against Watford in the league he converted with an audacious back heel in the 87th minute and against Leicester in the FA cup where he fired us into the lead with an exceptionally powerful shot. Pochettino spoke phlegmatically of his striking options,as the recent January transfer window provided many a rumour of a striker being signed, Pochettino noted Son’s goal scoring ability and of him being more than capable to score over the coming months as he re-emphasised the fact that we didn’t need to sign a striker.
I also share Pochettino’s view on the striking situation as I believe Son is a highly effective goal scorer and that he provides something the squad as a whole lacks, which is pace. Son possesses an abundance of pace along with his close ball control he fits perfectly into the role of a winger left or right and the role of an attacking midfielder and if needed he can also play as a centre forward which he is as equally adept to. Son has all the qualities to become a star at Spurs he is still only 23, he will continue to develop and his first season in the premier league will provide him with an invaluable amount of experience, he may not be firing on all four cylinders at present. However, I thoroughly believe he will flourish in the near future for Spurs he is certainly a player of champions league pedigree and we should be extremely grateful that we have him on our books and hats off to Pochettino,Levy and Mitchell for acquiring the South Korean forward who will again be looking to make an impact in our pivotal match against Manchester City on Sunday.COYS⚽️
A video highliting Son’s successful stint at Leverkusen:
Statistics this season: