Carragher: This 24-year-old attacker is exactly what Tottenham want
By Matt Farr
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Tottenham already have ‘exactly what they want’ in an attacker with Son Heung-Min.
The 24-year-old has been a key influential figure for the club this season, and twice found the back of the net for Tottenham during their 6-1 win over Leicester on Thursday.
He had earlier missed a glorious opportunity to hand Tottenham the lead, although it mattered little the final result and his own stunning display.
The South Korea international also registered an assist, breaking free of the Leicester defence to feed team-mate Harry Kane, who gratefully slotted home.
Tottenham are likely to consider bolstering their attacking resources this summer, but Carragher reckons that Son is already ‘exactly’ the type of player that they are after.
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Speaking at half-time on Sky Sports 1’s coverage of the game, he said: “We spoke about Spurs maybe needing a better squad going forward, but he is exactly what you want.
” The first-choice side, he’s probably not in it, but 20 goals for the season for a so-called squad player?
“He’s played a lot of games this season, of course he has, but even the chances he’s missed as well, he always looks dangerous.”
Son has now scored 21 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season, breaking the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single season by a South Korean player in Europe.
The record was previously held by Cha Bum-Kun, who achieved the feat for Bayer Leverkusen during the 1985-86 German Bundesliga season.
Son also has nine assists to his name, but his assist against Leicester was only his second in the Premier League since the new year.