By Tony Hughes
Gary Lineker claimed on Twitter that Heung-Min Son was “on fire” after he ignited Tottenham’s Champions League campaign on Tuesday night.
The South Korean scored the decisive goal as a weakened Spurs team beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Russia.
The notable victory provided lift-off to the Londoners’ Champions League season after they lost their group stage opener against Monaco a fortnight ago.
Son broke the deadlock after 71 minutes with his fifth goal from just five matches this season to extend his purple patch of form.
It came after the South Korean scored both of Tottenham’s goals in their 2-1 Premier League win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Match of the Day host Lineker, who also played at Spurs during his career, took to his personal Twitter account to pay tribute to Son’s growing effectiveness
“Son’s on fire,” said Lineker, who also acclaimed a “huge goal” for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Son’s on fire. Huge goal for @SpursOfficial in Moscow.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 27, 2016
Son came close to leaving Tottenham last month after a mixed debut season in which he scored eight goals from 40 matches in all competitions.
He has made a huge impact in recent weeks and his efforts have been especially noteworthy given the absences of a number of regulars.
Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose missed the trip to Moscow due to injury, while Kyle Walker was rested and left on the bench.
In other Tottenham news, a Premier League all-time great revealed he agreed personal terms with the club.