When a striker is notoriously good at scoring goals, it’s a rave review.
On Thursday (KST), British soccer publication 90min tongue-in-cheekly described Son Heung-min as “notorious for finding the back of the net with both feet from all different ranges, and has even won the Pushkas Award.
90min has ranked the three best wingers of all time in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min, Arsenal legend Robert Pires, and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in their prime. Here’s how 90min analyzed which of these three is the best.
While Pires was voted number one overall, he couldn’t beat Son in the shooting department.
‘Only Lionel Messi has surpassed his expected goals in the last decade more than Heung-min,’ said 90min, emphasizing that only Messi can match the South Korean’s goal-scoring prowess.
Heung-min was also recognized by the publication as one of the 50 Premier League All-Time Legends. He was ranked 50th.
90min said, “Heung-min is one of the most potent attacking partners in Premier League history. He has been outstanding throughout his time at Tottenham. He was a superstar in his own right for the Lilywhites (Tottenham).
“He became the captain and leader of Tottenham after the departure of Harry Kane. He is still one of the best players in the league despite being over 30 years old.
Son Heung-min joined Tottenham in 2015. He’s been an indispensable player, always pulling his weight, but always in the shadow of star Kane.
When Kane left for Bayern Munich this summer, Son was finally thrust into the spotlight. Many pundits feared that Son would be less effective without Kane, but the opposite was true. He moved from a flanker to a center forward, where he showed off another of his talents.
His goal-scoring prowess, work ethic, and physicality made 토토사이트 him a perfect fit for manager Enzi Postecoglou’s system, which emphasizes forward pressure. Postecoglou’s style of football was perfected by Heung-min.
As of the 12th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League season, Tottenham are in fourth place with eight wins, two draws, and two losses and 26 points. Son is third in scoring with eight goals.