‘A blistering performance’: BBC Sport pundit raves about Tottenham star
Garth Crooks has his say on Son Heung-min following his display in Tottenham's 3-2 win over West Ham United
Garth Crooks singled out Son Heung-min for special praise after he helped to fire Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-2 win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.
The South Korea international played the full 90 minutes as he scored and notched up an assist in the Lilywhites’ first game under new boss Jose Mourinho.
Goals from Son, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane wrapped up the three points for Mourinho’s men after he was appointed as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor last week.
Son has been in solid form this season and he has scored four goals and made four assists in 11 Premier League games for the north London side.
BBC Sport pundit Crooks feels that Son was back to his best on Saturday afternoon as he helped the north London side to claim all three points in Stratford.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “It’s great to see Son enjoying his football again after the Andre Gomes incident.
“The South Korea international gave a blistering performance against a West Ham side that couldn’t lay a glove on Tottenham for 60 minutes.
“Mourinho’s decision to play Son alongside Harry Kane, Moura and Alli away at the London Stadium proved fatal for the Hammers.
“It’s still very early days but Son, Kane and Moura could do for Spurs under Mourinho what Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have done for Liverpool.”
Son will be hoping to feature for Tottenham when the Lilywhites return to Champions League action with a home clash against Olympiakos on Tuesday night.
They will then switch their focus back to Premier League affairs and their home clash against Bournemouth at the weekend.