BBC pundit Ian Wright feels Tottenham’s Heung-min Son deserves more praise.
Speaking on the Wrighty’s House podcast, Wright raved over Son’s opening goal in the 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
And he also looked back over the South Korean’s Spurs career, since he joined for £22 million (Guardian) in 2015.
He said Spurs tried to sell Son at one point, but he has gone on to establish himself as an ‘exceptional’ winger.
“Look at Son,” said Wright. “Son, for me, he doesn’t get the credit. Look at what Son does off that left.
“Son had to run with it, 30 yards out, he’s curled it in. A magnificent goal. He had to go and do some unbelieveable work. He stands alone.
“Look at what he’s done since he’s been here. They tried to get rid of him, in 2016. He was up for sale.
“What a big mistake that would have been, a sliding doors moment. Exceptional consistency. What more do you want? What more can he do?”
It feels staggering now that Tottenham could have considered getting rid of Son.
He is the ideal Jose Mourinho winger. He became a star under Mauricio Pochettino but has gone to a new level under the Portuguese.
He’s as good as anybody in the division as a wide forward right now, and one of the main reasons Tottenham are at the top of the league.
Mourinho will be glad he wasn’t sold before he arrived.
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