Lloris praises Spurs teammate Heung-Min Son after match winning performance

Hugo Lloris

The Tottenham skipper identified how the South Korea international has offered something new to the squad.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris was understandably delighted after seeing his side win their first Premier League home game of the season at the weekend, and he afforded praise for one teammate in an interview with the Spurs site after the game.

Heung-Min Son netted the winner against Crystal Palace, and it was no surprise to see the 23-year-old commended by his skipper, even if Lloris did insist it was first and foremost a positive for the team.

"Even in the first half, I think he was very available on the pitch because he makes a lot of movement and he is really clever about his position," the Frenchman told the club website. "We tried to do some rhythm changing with his pace.

"He brings something else to the team and that's great."

Son only joined Spurs less than a month ago, but he has seamlessly adapted to life in English football with three goals in his first three matches, including managing to find the net on both of his White Hart Lane appearances.

The South Korean star was full of energy and enthusiasm against Crystal Palace on Sunday, boasting five shots and proving himself a nuisance to the visitors both when it came to winning possession back and offering a threat to Alex McCarthy's goal.

His winner came in the last quarter of the match, as Spurs broke from their own penalty box via the impressive Erik Lamela, who then laid the ball off to returning playmaker Christian Eriksen, with the Dane feeding Son to take the ball into the box and smash the ball between McCarthy's legs with his left foot.  

As Lloris says, the movement, change of pace and direction, coupled with a confidence in his shooting, makes Son a dangerous addition to Tottenham's group of players, and the large fee the North Londoners paid Bayer Leverkusen for his services could end up looking like a snip by the end of the season.

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