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Heung-Min Son was superb in Spurs win


Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 win against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, although Jose Mourinho’s side perhaps could, and should, have scored more.

Two strikes from Gareth Bale, with Harry Kane and Lucas Moura goals sandwiched in between, were enough to see off Sean Dyche’s side, who were completely outplayed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Although he didn’t get himself on the scoresheet, Mourinho will surely be delighted with the performance of Heung-Min Son on the left-hand side, with the South Korean excellent throughout the 90 minutes.

As per SofaScore, the winger would earn a superb 8.9 rating for his display, which was only just beaten by Bale on the opposite wing, with the Welsh international picking up a 9.0 rating.

During his time on the pitch, Son would complete 26/30 of his passes, resulting in a solid 87% pass accuracy – higher than the 83% he has averaged in the Premier League so far this season.

Who was better?

Son

Bale

Bale

However, what was most impressive about Son’s display was the fact that he contributed as many as seven key passes, which was five more than any other Spurs player, and six more than Bale.

This led to him creating three big opportunities for his teammates, two of which were assists for Bale to score.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man has averaged two key passes per game in the Premier League so far this season, which emphasises just how good he was on Sunday.

Son was also accurate in all three of his long balls and lost possession on just seven occasions, which highlights how dangerous he was every time he received the ball against the Clarets.

Certainly, Matt Lowton will be glad to see the back of him, as he picked up a woeful 5.6 rating for his display – the worst of any player on the pitch, which again highlights just how good Son was.

Therefore, whilst Bale will get the headlines for his performance, Mourinho will no doubt be delighted that Son was at his best on Sunday.

And, in other news… Levy appointing Nagelsmann will surely bring £37.8m-rated beast to Spurs





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