Son Heung-min Rated as One of Tottenham's Best Players
Ben Lee, May 22, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur has been given the highest rating along with a couple of his teammates in an evaluation by the Independent. Striker Son earned an eight out of 10 points for his performance this season and shared the top spot with teammates Moussa Sissoko and Jan Vertonghen.
"That [Son] achieved so much and elevated his game to the next level in a season that saw him play in two major international tournaments with [Korea] is nothing short of remarkable," wrote the British newspaper.
Son Heung-min is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a winger or a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captainsthe South Korea national team.
Son finished his development at Hamburger SV, where he made his debut in the German Bundesliga in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a club record €10 million, and played for the club in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League. Two years later, he signed for Tottenham for £22 million, becoming the most expensive Asian player in history. While at Tottenham, he became the top Asian goalscorer in Premier League history.
A full international since 2010, Son has represented South Korea at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and is South Korea's joint highest scorer at the World Cup alongside Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan with three goals. He has also represented South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games where the team won gold as well as the 2011, 2015, and 2019 editions of the AFC Asian Cup, finishing runners-up in 2015.