“He motivates everyone. The best man, the best player, the best human being.” (Moussa Sissoko · Nantes)
“There are few players who are faster than him when he owns the ball. The finish has become colder and more ruthless.” (Harry Winks, Sampdoria)
This is the evaluation of Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who became the first Asian player to score 100 goals in the English Premier League (EPL), by his former colleagues at Tottenham. They said, “Son Heung-min is a player who is determined to win behind a bright smile and is optimistic and always working hard.”
Sissoko said in an interview with the BBC on the 9th, “Son Heung-min always laughs and talks with people,” and “When he is sad in the locker, he always makes his colleagues laugh again.” Sissoko added, “If you ask people about Son Heung-min, they will say, ‘Son Heung-min is the best man, the best player, and the best human being.'” Sissoko joined Tottenham in 2016, a year later than Son Heung-min, and left the team in mid-2021.
Sissoko highly praised Son Heung-min’s constant effort for self-improvement. “Son Heung-min is always the first to arrive at the training ground and very focused on his work before meeting all the players,” Sissoko recalled. “At the same time, he tries to develop himself, the players next to him, and the team.” Sissoko said, “Son Heung-min was sluggish at the Qatar World Cup and the beginning of this season, but he never gives up. He is always full of energy and has a desire to be a winner.” 먹튀검증
Midfielder Harry Winks, who was born in Tottenham Youth and played for Tottenham from 2014 to 2022, highly praised Son Heung-min’s performance. “Over the years, you’ve seen how physically strong and powerful he is,” Winks said. He said, “No matter how the game goes, Sonny only has one chance to pass it on.”
“Son Heung-min is a phenomenal dribbler,” Winks added. “There are many players who are fast without the ball, but few players are faster than him with the ball.” Winks cited as an example the goal scored by Son Heung-min after dribbling about 70m in the match against Burnley in 2020, which won the Pushkasi Award. “What he has done at Tottenham is fantastic and he will definitely remain a hero and a legend at the club,” Winks added.
In the EPL home game against Brighton, which ended on the 9th, Son Heung-min scored his 100th EPL goal and led the team to a 2-1 victory by scoring a unique kick with his right foot from the left side of the penalty arc in the 10th minute of the first half. With this performance, Son Heung-min was named as a left-sided striker on the ‘Team of the Week’ selected by the British public broadcaster BBC on the 10th. BBC football expert Garth Crooks said, “This season is not the best season for Son Heung-min, but the score against Brighton is one of his best goals.”