Heung-Min Son has refuted suggestions he is amongst the Premier League’s best despite the forward’s scintillating start to the season with Tottenham.
Son has begun the campaign in fine form and is currently the joint-leading scorer in the Premier League having scored eight goals in just eight appearances, his prolific record having fired the north London side to second in the division.
The South Korean international’s blistering form is reportedly set to be rewarded with a new contract at Spurs that will move the star alongside the club’s highest earners, though the 28-year-old humbly admits he has never considered himself amongst the division’s best despite emerging as one of the Premier League’s most feared forwards.
“I’ve never once thought I am among the best players in the Premier League. Honestly, I’ve never thought that for a moment,” he told the Korean FA’s YouTube channel while on international duty.
“I have always tried to do my best for Tottenham and in the national team and try to show all my abilities. It feels different to play for the national team and for Spurs. We will prepare well so that we can play as well as we can for the fans.”
Son’s start to the season has seen him dovetail superbly with Harry Kane in the Spurs attack, with the England skipper having remarkably provided the assist for seven of the Korean’s goals during the current campaign.
The star admits their flourishing partnership is the result of years spent playing together in north London, whilst he also reserved praise for the abilities of national team partners Hwang Hee-chan and Hwang Ui-jo.
“Kane and I have played together for a long time. It’s common to try to develop [the partnership] at every moment. He is younger than me, but he always plays hard.
“Hee-chan and Ui-jo also work hard. We’ve known each other for a long time, and we know what we want. Hee-chan and Uijo are having a hard time with their [club] teams these days, but I’m lucky with my team.
“I hope Hee-chan and Ui-jo will boost their performance with the national team. I think it’s also my role to help them return to their teams in a better way.”