Jermaine Jenas reckons Heung-Min Son is just as is important to Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane – a pretty bold statement indeed.
The South Korean started the season in subdued form following his exertions at the Asian Cup, failing to find the back of the net in the Premier League until late November. Since then however, it has been a case of you simply can’t stop him scoring, with the Spurs number 7 netting 11 goals in his last 13 league appearances.
Many tipped the North London clubs form to dip in recent weeks following the high profile and lengthy injuries suffered by Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but the 26-year-old has taken on the responsibility as goalscorer in chief, scoring four in his last four outings, including in last night’s 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Speaking ahead of that game at Wembley, former Spurs midfielder Jenas explained why Son is equally as important as Harry Kane.
“Whatever he does with his right foot with pace, he can do with his left foot with pace,” Jenas told BT Sport.
“The team miss him just as much as they miss Harry Kane when he’s not there.
“I would go as far as to say that because the pace that he brings, the runs in behind, and the amount of goals.
“He chips in with his fair amount of goals as well.
“The big thing you see with Son is he feels like one of the main men now. That is why he is delivering.”