Former Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves said on BT Sport 2 on Thursday evening that Tottenham Hotspur fans have yet to see the best of Son Heung-min.
Hargreaves made the comments about Son in the build-up to BT Sport 2’s live coverage of the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham at Signal Iduna Park on Thursday evening (March 10).
“I think he is a very good player, he is a top player, he is only young, he is only 23 years old,” said the former Bayern Munich star. “In two seasons at Leverkusen, he scored 29 goals, so he is a natural goalscorer.”
Son joined Tottenham from German club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015. The South Korea international forward arrived in England with a strong reputation, but he has yet to play to the best of his abilities for Spurs.
The 23-year-old has scored two goals and created 17 chances in 21 Premier League appearances so far this campaign.
Son has a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 58%, and has won five headers, 14 dribbles and 21 tackles.
The former Bayer star struggled to make an impact against Dortmund on Thursday evening. Son took two shots, had a pass accuracy 75%, did not create any chance, attempted one dribble, and made one interception and three clearances.