Micah Richards Heaps Praise on Son Heung-min
Despite the 2020/21 season still being relatively young, Son has already hit a rich vein of form. The South Korean launched his campaign with four-goal haul at Southampton and had a hand in all three of Spurs’ strikes in the Europa League qualifier against KF Shkendija.
Former England international Micah Richards says has been impressed with the Korean’s showing so far this season.
“When I worked under Steve Bruce, he would pinpoint how he’d want me to play, how to set up against someone like this.
“Someone might want to man-mark him but when you’ve got this player in this sort of form, it doesn’t matter what you try and do.”
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Since arriving in north London in 2015, Son has provided a different dimension to the Spurs attack. The Korean joined an exclusive club last season, tallying 11 goals and ten assists in the Premier League. In the process, he became only the fourth player in Spurs history to achieve this.
Richards believes the 28-year-old’s style of play is a valuable asset for Spurs and a danger for any opposition.
“He always finds the spaces, he always looks to run in behind. What I like about Son the most is his composure in front of goal,” Richards added.
“How many times do you see him miss chances? Very rarely. He’s an absolute steal for Spurs.
Richards also hasn’t been afraid in comparing the Korean international alongside two of the league’s elite attacking stars.
“There’s a lot of talk about Mane and Kevin De Bruyne, and rightly so, but for me, Son is right up there.
“Spurs are lucky to have him because he’s an absolute treasure of a player.”