Tottenham ace is putting Paul Merson in his place after critical comments
COMMENT by Amir Mir
There is no doubt that Son Heung-Min has been one of the most improved players for Tottenham this season despite uncertainties over his future at the start of the campaign.
The 24-year-old ace has gone on to excel in front of goal, adding consistency to his game and most importantly stepping up when it has mattered.
He has proven this by scoring five goals in his last four Premier League games – a period where the club’s star man Harry Kane was out with an injury.
After Kane’s ankle knock against Millwall, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson felt that Son would not be able to step up and produce the goods for his side over a certain period of time.
The former Arsenal man was critical of the South Korean international, stating he cannot score five goals in five games.
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“I think they will get by with a couple of games,” Merson told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports on the March 18. “Can Son get five goals in five games? No. Can Harry Kane? All day long.”
Well, it is fair to say, he has put the critical pundit in his place by finding the net on five occasions in his last five league games.
Son’s ability to find space, use both feet in high-quality measures and always provide that attacking threat at the opposition back four in a consistent manner, has been apparent in these last six weeks.
Not only that, the in-form forward, who scored against Bournemouth on Saturday, does not seem to be in any mood to stop as he will be looking to score one more goal to make it 20 strikes across all competitions.
A great weapon to have on the field and coming off the bench. Underrated. Undervalued. And a player that seems to complement every attacker he plays with.
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