Korea Asian Players in Europe

English media praise Son after first goal of Premiere League campaign

Son Heung-min earned no shortage of praise from local media after the South Korean star  scored the second goal in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.

The 25-year-old started up front with Harry Kane, receiving a cross from the Englishman before burying it into the net with his left foot in the 12th minute.

Tottenham overcame a goal by Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the 24th minute, with Dele Alli netting a gorgeous volley before halftime and Kane scoring his second of the day in the 56th minute for the final scoreline.

But despite another masterful performance by Kane, Son still managed earned plaudits from The Sun, who noted his “effectiveness … has gone under the radar at times this season. Son proved the ‘Harry Kane Team’ has another element to it.”

The Independent praised Son as “the perfect symbol of this Tottenham,” giving special mention to his versatility, quick movement, and the fact that England standout Kane “seems to revel in playing with him.”

Along with breaking Tottenham’s six-year winless streak against Liverpool, Son also ended his own scoreless streak which stretched back to May 18, when he took home a brace against Leicester City.

With contributions from Ryu Il-han for Football Tribe Korea