By Dominic Toner
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Heung-Min Son needed time to adjust to English football.
Tottenham recored a 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough on Saturday and Son grabbed a first-half brace to secure the three points.
The result has seen Mauricio Pochettino’s side rise to second in the table and continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Son, 24, has forced his way into the starting line up in recent games and has now scored four league goals in as many appearances.
He was given his first league start of the season against Stoke, in which he scored a brace, and has maintained his starting position ever since.
Spurs manager Pochettino has explained that the attacker needed time to settle in England and his recent goal form has helped him.
“It is difficult for all the players who come from outside England because the Premier League is the toughest league in the world and they need time to settle,” he said, as quoted by talkSPORT.
He added: ”After one year and the summer he is a different person – he’s more mature and he knows the league and he’s settled in fantastically now. When a front player scores goals it is easy for him to settle.”
Son has now scored 12 goals in just 45 matches for Spurs across all competitions since his arrival.
The South Korean international moved to White Hart Lane in 2015 after leaving German side Bayer Leverkusen.
He scored an impressive 29 goals in just 87 appearances for Leverkusen and is now rediscovering his top form in England.
Pochettino has decided to keep faith with Son while he is in such impressive form, despite having several talented options in the shape of Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.
The club’s supporters have been full of praise on Twitter for Son and some have labelled him the ‘Korean Messi’.
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