Ledley King explains what he has noticed about Heung-Min Son

Tottenham legend King has been impressed by Heung-Min Son’s start to life with Spurs.

Son netted the winning goal against Crystal Palace at the weekend, and Ledley King has told the Standard that he has been impressed with how the attacker has not felt under pressure at White Hart Lane.

King said: “I did not know too much about him before he joined but I have been very impressed. He does not seem to be fazed by playing in front of the crowd at White Hart Lane and that is always a good sign.”

Son arrived at Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer transfer window, and has settled into life in North London in strong form.

Although the 23-year-old struggled during his debut performance against Sunderland, he went on to net twice on his home debut against Qarabag in the Europa League, before scoring his third goal of the week against Crystal Palace, leading the Lilywhites to victory against the Eagles.

It was an impressive solo goal, but it is not Son’s technical attributes which have stood out to King, who has instead noticed that the youngster has adapted to the pressures of playing in England, and who has not been fazed by the size of the crowd at White Hart Lane.

It will always be easier for a player to adapt to a new style of football when they are not affected by the change of country or surroundings, and King believes that Son has shown all the signs of being well set to continue improving as a Tottenham star.

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