With his September Player of the Month award, Heung-min Son has now earned the illustrious achievement four times throughout his career at Tottenham. Other notable players to have earned as many include Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Frank Lampard.
A stellar performance last month saw him net a hat trick at Burnley, a brace in the North London Derby against Arsenal, and a crucial early goal in the last match of the month hosting Liverpool.
He has been a crucial marksman for Ange thus far without the likes of Harry Kane for the first time in years. However, despite the clinical performance last month, Sonny is already looking to what lies ahead.
In his message to supporters, he plainly stated “We want to keep up our good form, and I can’t wait to see you all at our next game against Fulham.”
A gifted leader, Son has certainly earned his place as the skipper that Spurs have needed.
The international break has come at the perfect time for the Korean with Jürgen Klinsmann leaving him an unused sub in South Korea’s 4-0 win over Tunisia. The winger has been battling a groin strain over the past few months and Ange will be sure to thank Klinsmann for the cautious decision.
Upon his return to Premier League football, Brennan Johnson will also be looking to rejoin the ranks with his quick recovery to a hamstring knock picked up against Arsenal. Thankfully, he’ll be a good alternative for the front line if Sonny remains out or gets limited minutes.
The slew of injuries that have popped up in recent weeks is slightly concerning to supporters who are well aware of the limited depth Ange’s squad has in key areas of the pitch (strikers and center backs).
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New Technical Director Johan Lange will be looking to shore up these gaps as quickly as possible in January. Perhaps with the remaining Kane money, Tottenham could cash in on a long-term option or two to boost the squad.