Son can rival Beckham´s superstar status - Pochettino

Lawrence Cooper
January 3, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's Fernando Llorente (second, right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium (pic: Nigel French/PA Images).

TOTTENHAM could do with another forward to supplement Harry Kane - and this lot would all be good options. Dele Alli has recently rediscovered his touch, but he's still not where he was last season.

Perhaps lost to the shadows in this way is Son Heung-Min, Asia's best player and Spurs' second highest scorer with 9 goals in all competitions (to Kane's 24).

Interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport, Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the England striker's feat, and he said: "Harry's most important quality is his desire to improve".

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The Tottenham manager compared Son to a player at Real Madrid or Barcelona whose quality is often overlooked because of the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

That tally remained the same until November 28, when he broke his duck for the campaign in a 4-2 victory at Watford, but since then the 25-year-old has been in inspired form - with the target found again in a 2-0 victory over Everton on New Year's Day. It's like a player that is next to Messi or Ronaldo who deserves a lot of credit. I think last season he was very important. "All of his team-mates love him not only because of his performances but also because of how he is as a man". OK, you can play with more than one striker but when you have Harry Kane it is hard to say to him, 'You are not playing'.

Pochettino added: "That is what we think".

"When you talk about Beckham, he's a massive world icon". Maybe Son is like this [in his homeland] but here he is so humble and such a normal guy, and that makes him bigger.

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