John Hartson: This Tottenham attacker is top class (not Alli or Kane)
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit and former striker John Hartson has hailed Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min as “top class” after Saturday’s victory over Watford.
The north London club ran out a convincing 4-0 victory at White Hart Lane over the Hornets in the early afternoon kick off.
South Korean forward Son aided his side with two goals while Dele Alli and Eric Dier also got on the score sheet in the comfortable win.
Son, 24, has had an up and down season in front of goal, but on Saturday his performance was highlighted by Hartson, who was full of praise for the pace merchant.
“I would use the word sensational for Son,” told Hartson to BBC Radio 5 live on Saturday, as quoted by the BBC Sport website.
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“Every time he’s had the ball, other than his miss from that Harry Kane pass, he’s been really, really good. A top class player and he gets a big bear hug from his manager.”
Son’s two goals on Saturday marked his 15th and 16th for the team in 39 appearances for the club in all competitions this season.
Many thought he may have been sold last summer after a disappointing debut season at the club, but the next window will be much different after becoming one of the pivotal parts of the Tottenham team this season.
Star forward Harry Kane also returned against Watford and fans will now be hoping both his goals and Son’s help plug the gap between themselves and Chelsea.
In other Tottenham news, Rodney Marsh believes Mauricio Pochettino made a mistake by bringing Kane on against Watford.