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The South Korean forward has been one of the club’s most influential players since he joined.
Since signing in 2015, Son Heung-Min has lit up the Premier League with his mesmeric performances for Tottenham Hotspur. The South Korean recently penned an extension with the club, that would keep him at White Hart Lane until 2025.
His partnership with Harry Kane has made Tottenham one of the highest-scoring Premier League outfits in recent times. The South Korean forward, who acts as a deputy for Kane, has scored important goals in clutch moments – making him invaluable to the club and their fans.
Here are five times when Son Heung-Min stunned the world with his performance at Tottenham Hotspur.
5. Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Burnley (2019)
In a 5-0 rout in 2019, it was the South Korean who stole all the headlines with his incredible solo run through the Burnley defence, to score the best goal of his already spectacular collection.
Dubbed as “Sonaldo” by a chuckling Jose Mourinho following the game, Son’s performance on the day etched his name into Spurs’ folklore.
4. Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Manchester City – UEFA Champions League (2019)
In the first leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City in 2019, the game looked to be advancing towards a draw. Both sides were waiting for a decisive moment to unlock the tie. As Spurs desperately needed a winner, Son Heung-Min came to the rescue of the club.
The forward latched onto a misplaced pass and smashed the ball past Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in the 78th minute, to guide his side to the win. Spurs were later defeated 4-3 in the second leg, however, Son’s goal in the reverse leg helped the side to cruise to the semis.
3. Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal – Premier League (2020)
With or without fans, the North London Derby is always a hotly contested affair. Mikel Arteta‘s flailing Arsenal came to White Hart Lane and were put to the sword by Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane.
Early in the game, the South Korean latched onto a ball at the halfway line, cut in on his right and unleashed a vicious curling effort from 30-yards out past Bernd Leno in the Gunners’ goal. The game will go down as one of Son’s best performances for Spurs.
2. Southampton 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League (2020)
Following the Project Restart, the famous double act of Kane and Son truly took form. Spurs defeated Southampton 5-2 and four of these goals would be scored by Son Heung-Min, with his partner in crime, Harry Kane assisting all four.
The match truly symbolized the optimism that surrounded the club during Mourinho’s early months in charge.
1. Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur – UEFA Champions League (2019)
The second leg of the quarterfinals in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League against Manchester City was a far cry from the first. Son was in inspired form on the night, scoring a brace to help his side earn an aggregate victory over City as well as a spot in their first-ever UCL semi-final.
The game will be remembered for the dramatic way in which Raheem Sterling’s goal was ruled out by VAR, but it was the South Korean’s performance that earned his side a spot in the semis.