Tottenham returned to winning ways as they comfortably beat Southampton 3-1 at Wembley
The victory took Spurs ahead of Chelsea, who lost out to Wolves 1-2, in the third position. Spurs now have 33 points from 15 games. They are bettered only by Manchester city with 41, and Liverpool with 39. Incidentally, those are the only unbeaten teams in the Premier League as well. Son Heung-min continued his fine goalscoring form as he found the net to score Tottenham’s third of the net, and essentially seal all three points. Former England defender Martin Keown, who made over 400 appearances for the Gunners between 1984 and 2005, was particularly impressed by the South Korean winger.
“Son has a list of outstanding qualities,” Keown said.
“He doesn’t get enough credit for what he does… His vision I like, his pace.
“He’s got two goals in the last three games and he’s just starting to come into prominence.
“He’s quite a wonderful talent. He’s got everything you need as a top footballer, he’s got great spirit as well, he must be a joy to play with. He plays with a smile on his face.”
The goal against Saints was Son’s fourth of the season. He also has 4 assists to his name in 17 appearances across all competitions this season. The 26-year-old has become a key member in Tottenham’s squad ever since his 27 million pounds move from Bayer Leverkusen to London in 2015. To put that in numbers, Son has made 151 appearances since his move. In that period, he has scored 51 goals and set up another 29, which are really healthy numbers.
The goal was Son’s second in three games. Son has looked the most threatening player for Spurs in recent games and his form will be a key component in Spurs’ potential title challenge.
Son is one of the very best players in the Premier League when he is in this kind of form and Tottenham surely would be glad to have him in their ranks.