Exclusive: Manager drools over 'Phenomenal...World class' Tottenham player
Alex McLeish admits he would love the opportunity to work with Tottenham winger Heung-min Son.
The former Aston Villa and Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 28-year-old has been a “very welcome” addition to the Premier League.
The South Korea star joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015 and has gone on to score 60 goals and contribute a further 35 assists in 165 top-flight games.
McLeish admits he has been blown away by the partnership that Son and Harry Kane have formed up front and insists he would relish the chance to manage a player of his calibre.
Asked if he would love to work with Son, McLeish told Football Insider: “Without a shadow of a doubt.
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“He’s a very proud guy, he did his army service as well, he’s proud of where he comes from. In my book, he’s very welcome in the Premier League. He’s carved up a phenomenal relationship with Harry Kane.
“Kane’s quarterback pass for his goal against West Ham was just a world-class pass – what’s Kane doing all the way back in midfield to do a pass like that? He had an absolute world-class game last week.”
Son has already scored eight goals in seven games for Tottenham this season, four of which came in the 5-2 demolition of Southampton.
He has featured primarily on the left-hand side of the attack for Jose Mourinho, although he has been used as a makeshift centre-forward on occasion.
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