Player profile: Heung-min Son
In what’s our daily player profile feature here on Futaa, today our attention is on Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea forward Heung-min Son.
We mostly know and love Son for his big smile and very honest style of play.
But there’s more to confirm and discover…
Player bio 📖
- Age: 26
- Club: Tottenham Hotspur
- Position: Forward
- Estimated transfer value: £58.50m
Early days 👶🏻
Born in the northern city of South Korea, Chuncheon. The man Son calls his father was an ex-footballer turned manager. Son received his primary football education at FC Seoul. He later made the 13-hour flight to Germany’s Hamburger. Son was 17 when he joined Hamburger SV's youth academy through Korea Football Association Youth Project. His talent soon allowed him to earn a €10 million move to Bayer Leverkusen which was eventually followedo by a £22 million departure to join Spurs in 2015.
Not so long ago, Spurs’ main men were Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane. The trio often enjoyed high praise as Spurs’ brilliant match-winners. This was until Son Heung-min quietly established himself until he was suddenly not underrated anymore.
Son’s 20 goals and 10 assists in 47 games this season - is all thanks to his explosive & direct pace, positional sense and skill to shoot with both feet. The Asian’s relentless running and overall work-rate allows him to find and win space to play. Add his close control and clinical finishing and you have a deadly forward.
It’s true no player comes without any weak points, and often, those are connected to their strengths. With Son being a very direct runner towards goal, he’s often been let down by failing to see or miss passes to others in better positions. Crossing and those defence-splitting short passes is something he needs to work on to become an elite forward.
On social media.
Social Media 📲
The 26-year-old South Korean has most recently been shown high appreciation by the club’s support base. It was revealed that he has been awarded the Player of the Season as well as the Goal of the Season by Tottenham’s Supporters Club.
Tottenham Supporters’ Club Awards:— Tottenham News (@Spurs_fl) May 12, 2019
Player of the season: Heung-min Son. 🥇
Goal of the season (vs Chelsea): Heung-min Son. 🏅pic.twitter.com/J4zw53tIpL
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