When it comes to Tottenham Hotspur most reliable player, who'll cross your mind? Most of the times, it was Harry Kane or Moussa Sissoko. Those two are known for their remarkable contributions for Tottenham Hotspur's European cause. But there is one other player whose Tottenham often rely on.
He is Son Heung Min. He is a man for all moments, for all stages. This Korean player is arguably the most extraordinary player in The Lilywhites squad. Sometimes he scores early, and on the other day, he scores late. He scores at home, he scores away.
Over two legs against Manchester City in the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League, Son Heung Min gave a performance that perfectly summarised his entire season.
Manchester City entered this tie with two of the most feared wide forwards in world footballs. They are Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane. But unfortunately, they found themselves bested by a footballer who, on current form, could grace any club.
If there was a defining moment for what Son Heung Min did against City, it came with the first of his three goals in the tie. Son Heung Min ability to find space in the most congested areas, his speed to the loose ball, his persistence in regaining possession, his sleight of the foot to elude defenders, and his ruthlessness in finishing, is defining an attacker's finest qualities. He has outshone perhaps all his peers both domestically and in Europe this season.
In a matter of fact, Son Heung Min is rarely linked to other major clubs. Perhaps that happens because he appears to be so happy at White Hart Lane that rival teams do not bother to inquire.
Sadly the South Korea captain remains underrated within Europe. He's So underrated so that his name was not even one of the top trends on Twitter in the UK, on the evening when he scored that winner against Manchester City in the first leg.
Son Heung Min Leads In So Many Ways Comparing To Raheem Sterling
As online casino Malaysia comparing his statistics to all those players with greater reputation, we found out Son Heung Min is better. When we compared him against Raheem Sterling, we found out that he scores more Premier League goals per 90 minutes than the Manchester City's player; 0,7 to 0,62. Other than that he has 20 goals in 41 games in all competitions this season, meanwhile Raheem Sterling has 21 in 43.
They also have uncannily similar records for their clubs and still, So Heung-Min is on the lead. Raheem Sterling has 63 in 182 matches while Son Heung Min scored 67 in 180 matches. Raheem Sterling leads Son Heung Min in assist, yet not by much; 10 to 7.
Both of them widely known as a player with very strong passing statistics, and both completed in the 85 percent range in both Premier League and Champions League.
Son Heung Min should be far more loved in the U.K. than he is now. But perhaps, the situation can be explained by he is not being an Englishman and the media likely has less interest in him.