Celtic have been one of the standout performers in the Scottish Premiership this season, while Tottenham Hotspur have been going strong in the English Premier League.
The Hoops will be desperate to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League and will have their sights set on securing top spot in the Scottish Premiership. Meanwhile, Spurs are in the running for a top four spot and will fancy themselves to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Interestingly, the international break is set to bring about a matchup that would very rarely happen at club level, due to Celtic’s drop out of the Champions League, with Tom Rogic set to face up against Heung-Min Son as Australia take on South Korea during the international break.
With that in mind, let’s compare these two transfers…
Tom Rogic joined Celtic from The Central Coast Mariners back in January of 2013 and has never looked back since.
The Australian international has been one of the standout performers for the Hoops over the years but has really come into his own under Brendan Rodgers, with 34 goals and 26 assists to his name in Scotland.
However, the attacking midfielder struggled to break into the starting lineup towards the start of the season as Brendan Rodgers kept bringing him off the substitutes’ bench. But, things have certainly improved in recent times as he continues to help Celtic’s push for silverware in domestic and European competitions.
TT GRADE: B
Heung-Min Son joined Tottenham Hotspur from German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen back in the summer of 2016, but things haven’t always been perfect for him in the English capital.
Interestingly, the South Korean has produced a whopping 47 goals and 28 assists during his time in North London, with his contributions helping Spurs reach the knockout stages of the Champions League and securing a top four spot for the last three campaigns.
The 26-year-old has two goals to his name in the EFL Cup and has been prolific with his contributions in the Champions League over the years, which is something that Rogic hasn’t quite managed to master just yet.
Despite suffering to find his feet in front of goal in the top-flight of English football this season, the 26-year-old is still able to grind out consistently good performances and contributes in many other ways.
TT GRADE: B+
When comparing these two, it’s clear to see that Tom Rogic is enjoying the rub of the green slightly in terms of stats at this moment in time, but Heung-Min Son is arguably playing at a higher level and has been able to produce some quite astonishing stats in seasons gone by.
The Australian has managed to make a number of valuable contributions in the Scottish Premiership this season, but he has been rather muted in Europe with no goals or assists to his name in six European appearances.
Meanwhile, Heung-Min Son has still managed to impact games in a positive manner since winning gold at the Asian Games, as he single-handedly helped Spurs advance in the EFL Cup and has been a constant threat.
Both players will play a huge part for their clubs this season and have been influential in seasons gone by, but it’s Heung-Min Son that has shown he can have an impact in the Champions League over the years, with Rogic still yet to produce an assist or a goal in the group stages of the competition since joining Celtic.
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