A section of the Tottenham Hotspur supporters were impressed with the performance of Heung-min Son during the club’s 1-0 triumph over Newcastle United on Saturday. Spurs have made it a tendency to scrape late wins in the absence of Harry Kane upfront and the trend continued against the Magpies with Son making the difference with the winner seven minutes from time.
Both teams had opportunities to score during the game with Erik Lamela and Salomon Rondon hitting the woodwork on either side of the break while Christian Eriksen saw his effort cleared by Fabian Schar on the line. As such, it appeared that the game could be leaning towards the first league draw of the season for Spurs but they managed to secure another three points with Son scoring for the second-straight game since returning from Asian Cup duty.
Here are some of the best reactions;
You get the sense that Son is revelling in his role as the returning saviour for Spurs in Kane and Alli’s absence. He looks full of confidence, taking everyone on with the ball with little spins and flicks. There’s a real ‘Don’t worry lads, I’ve got this’ attitude about him.— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) February 2, 2019
Son Heung Min! Spurs savior.— George Garcia (@garciageorge17) February 2, 2019
you’re not spurs if you wouldn’t sacrifice your nan for heung min son— Billie (@Billie_T) February 2, 2019
Heung min super Sonny is one of the best signings spurs have made in a long time! #COYS— Ben Parrish (@BenParrishh) February 2, 2019
Time to build a statue of this man outside the new stadium me thinks #COYS #thesonalwaysshinesontv pic.twitter.com/vqG6LBN9PI— Aren Masar (@TheArenator) February 2, 2019
The north London club were fancied to crumble with both Dele Alli and Harry Kane on the sidelines with injuries. However, they have managed to register three successive league victories during this period despite the elimination from the League Cup and FA Cup, and the streak sees them within four points off table-toppers Liverpool, though the Reds have an extra game to play.
Meanwhile, Son has displayed the same vein of form before parting ways for Asian Cup duty last month, and it is impressive to see that the forward has quickly shed the disappointment with South Korea to become the go-to man to find the scoresheet in Kane’s absence.