Was Son really bad advised about Tottenham move?

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their second goal

The Tottenham Hotspur forward is in fine form at the moment.

Middlesbrough's Adama Traore in action with Tottenham's Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min netted both goals as Tottenham Hotspur beat Middlesbrough 2-1 on Saturday. His second, in particular, was a moment of real magic as he found the top corner past a helpless Victor Valdes from outside the area.

The South Korean now has four Premier League goals under his belt this season. It has taken him three games to equal a total which took 28 games to reach last term.

For so much of his debut season, Son, a £22 million signing (according to The Mail) from Bayer Leverkusen, looked like a bad investment; one of the many foreign imports who light up various other European leagues, but struggle to scale the same heights in English football.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates

But with each passing game this season, the 24-year-old is looking less like a cautionary tale and more like the success story which manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes for him, having spent so much money on bringing him to North London.

One man who might be less thrilled about Son's form is his former Leverkusen team-mate Hakan Calhanoglu, who told Kicker last August, via ESPN, that his then-colleague had been "badly advised" regarding his move to Tottenham.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their second goal

He said: "It's a bit disappointing. I tried to reach him but I could not get hold of him.

"The whole team is disappointed, but it's not his fault -- he's a good lad. I believe that he's been badly advised."

Fast forward 13 months and Son's decision to join the Lilywhites does not look like one borne out of bad advice.

It is increasingly clear that he joined Pochettino's side because he was confident in his own ability, believing he could contribute to the cause, and when you see his second goal on Saturday it's easy to see why.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their first goal with Vincent JanssenTottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their first goal with Vincent Janssen

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