The South Korean scored twice in the Europa League this week.
Tottenham Hotspur were fairly busy this summer, bringing in plenty of new faces to refresh a side that had recently gone stagnant. The main difference in their recruitment policy however was one which saw them spend less on more targeted players.
Rather than the big spending days of Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Etienne Capoue – all of whom have now been sold – they decided to target the market more intently and bring in players who met Mauricio Pochettino’s strategies.
This week saw major milestones for the two of them. Son scored his first goal for the club in a Europa League fixture with FK Qarabag and swiftly added a second in an impressive display. Trippier made his debut for the club and gave away a penalty in the opening 15 minutes – not so impressive.
After the game however Trippier was happy to focus on the positives of such a performance – with Son high on the list. He told the official Tottenham Hotspur website:
“Sonny’s a quality player – he’s shown that in training and it’s no surprise that he scored two.
“I thought he could have got his hat-trick as well.
“At the end of the day we’ve got back-to-back wins now, but we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves. We’ve got to concentrate on Palace on Sunday now and hopefully get the three points.”
Son, who cost Tottenham a reported £22 million as reported by the London Evening Standard, is already looking like a solid buy for the club. Whether he can add Premier League goals to his early European success will have to be seen tomorrow, when Spurs take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.