New Tottenham Hotspur signing Heung-Min Son indicates who makes club a big attraction

Heung-Min Son is excited to play under Mauricio Pochettino.

Whether you regard Heung-Min Son as a striker or not - the South Korean says he wants to be judged like one.

Tottenham's most expensive summer signing has told the London Evening Standard he wants to be assessed on the number of goals he scores.

Most interestingly he went onto add how excited he is to play under Tottenham's head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

He said: "Whatever match I play, I want to score goals. Since I’m a forward, my goal-scoring record will speak for me.

"Tottenham plays aggressive football, which I like very much, and I like to pressure opponents from the front. I think I can be a better player if I train under Pochettino."

His comments underline just what an asset Pochettino is to the club, if he can help attract potential signings.

He carved out a reputation for helping players develop at Espanyol, before being appointed by Southampton and overseeing the progression of academy players into the first team.

This played a part in Spurs appointing him, and the progress shown by Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane last season is testament to his coaching.

Son is already a renowned player, scoring three Champions League goals for Bayer Leverkusen last season, so his praise of former Argentine international player Pochettino, and faith that he can improve him, speaks volumes.

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