By Will Butcher
Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on forward Heung-Min Son after he scored Tottenham’s Champions League winner against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.
The former Bayer Leverkusen attacker latched on to a perfect pass from Argentinian Erik Lamela before squeezing the ball past onrushing goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev to give Spurs a priceless 1-0 victory in Russia.
Son, who has now taken his goalscoring tally to five goals in all competitions this season, was described by Pochettino on Sky Sports News HQ’s official Twitter account as “on fire”.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 28, 2016
“I am very pleased for Son,” Pochettino told Sky Sports. “He is on fire, like you say in the media.”
Son, who played for Hamburg before joining Leverkusen, has scored two braces in the Premier League this season, with the latest coming in a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Son’s return to form comes after the South Korea international was rumoured with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer.
German giants Wolfsburg reportedly having a bid rejected for the attacker after a mixed debut season in which he scored eight goals from 40 matches in all competitions.
However, Spurs’ number seven stayed put and is now firing on all cylinders under Pochettino as his form coincides with Spurs’ impressive winning streak.
He has managed to turn his White Hart Lane career around after deciding to stay and will be expected to line up for the crucial Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.
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