Tottenham beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James Park on Saturday and when Heung-Min Son came off the bench in the second half it marked the 26-year-old’s 100th Premier League appearances, a serious achievement for the Korean winger. Son will now leave the Spurs squad to meet up with his national team and he’ll be sorely missed for a few weeks now as he aims for a medal with his country.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 12 August 2018
Son has been in the Tottenham squad since signing for the Lillywhites from Bayer Leverkusen back in summer 2015 and as he starts his 4th season with the club he’ll be keen to kick on and add some silverware with Tottenham to his trophy cabinet. In his 100 Premier League games, the versatile winger has contributed 30 goals and 16 assists, an unbelievable return for a player who’s largely been used as a winger in his time at the club.
Son’s achievements have been somewhat overshadowed by Harry Kane over the last few seasons. The English striker has been the gem in the crown of the Tottenham side and his insanely good goalscoring record is enough to make anyone look inferior. However, Tottenham fans all understand Son’s importance to the side and he’ll be greatly missed in the few weeks he has away with South Korea. For now, though, the supporters are all delighted for him with his impressive milestone.
You can read the Lillywhites’ verdict on Son here:
Just give him a lifetime contract already
— c (@AIdertonghen) August 12, 2018
If u don’t love Son there’s something wrong with you! #COYS
— Wayne Speed (@Wacka78) August 12, 2018
Best Asian player
— Nick kun (@Nikskun1) 12 August 2018
I love this man
— danny chalmers (@dannychalmers86) August 12, 2018
Greatest player ever!
— Dan TheProneBear (@TheProneBear_) 12 August 2018
Hope he stays until retirement. Love his spirit ! Nice one sonny
— Trev Hayes (@_thay247) August 12, 2018
Congrats and on to the next 100
— Evangelos Georgiou (@EvanGeorgiou18) August 12, 2018
The fans are all delighted to see Son clock up 100 league appearances for the club and will be hoping he can make it 200 appearances in years to come.