Son on fire

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few months, you are likely well aware of the sensational start to the season Heung-min Son has enjoyed.

After just eight league outings, Son has already managed to notch eight goals and two assists.

This makes the forward the joint-top scorer in the Premier League alongside Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Son’s form has also been a key factor in Spurs currently boasting the second-best attack in the English top-flight.

The South Korean’s link-up play with Harry Kane has been a particular highlight, with the pair now the second-best duo in Premier League history when it comes to combined goal contributions.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 20: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur after Harry Kane scores his teams 5th goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Son plays down his quality

Though a case could certainly be made that 2020/21 has seen Son make his best-ever start to a campaign, the former Bayer Leverkusen man has always been a consistent performer for the Lilywhites.

Across the three last three seasons, for example, Son reached double figures for both goals and assists.

And even in 2016/17 – the last time the 28-year-old failed to reach double digits for goals and assists – he nevertheless managed to net 21 and assist nine in all competitions.

As such, it almost goes without saying that, at present, Son is one of the top players plying their trade in the Premier League.

During a recent interview, however, the prolific wide-man appeared to suggest otherwise, admitting that he has never viewed himself as being amongst the English top-flight’s elite:

“I’ve never once thought I am among the best players in the Premier League. Honestly, I’ve never thought that for a moment.

“I have always tried to do my best for Tottenham and in the national team and try to show all my abilities. It feels different to play for the national team and for Spurs. We will prepare well so that we can play as well as we can for the fans.”

Quotes via Goal.

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