Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker #07 Son Heung-Min celebrates the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Spurs and Brighton and Hove Albion
Spurs player Son Heung-min.

‘World class’ Son returns to help Spurs complete dramatic Brighton comeback

Son Heung-min was hailed as a “world class” operator by Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou after helping his side come from behind to dramatically beat Brighton on Saturday. 

The winger was on international duty for the past month until South Korea were dumped out of the Asian Cup by Jordan in the semi-finals.

The Seagulls went ahead early on after Pascal Gross converted from the spot, but Pape Matar Sarr equalised on the hour mark.


The game appeared to be heading for a draw, but Son set up Brennan Johnson for the winner in the 96th minute to ensure Spurs remain fourth in the Premier League table.

“It was a great finish for us and the supporters,” Postecoglou told BBC Match of the Day after the final whistle.

“It’s a reward for our second half efforts but we weren’t great in the first half. Part of that was because Brighton are a great team and we lacked some discipline.

“It’s fair to say that we are still a work in progress but we had a world class player in Son [Heung-min], who makes the most difficult ball look simple to set up Brennan [Johnson].

“Going into the game we looked at the squad and knew we had the ability to change it up. It’s fair to say that helped up.

“Brighton tried to contain us and looked a bit fatigued so it was good to be able to bring players on.”

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