Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-min Son is nearing 20 goals for the season and has emerged as the club's latest talisman.
England starlet Dele Alli has been singing the praises of his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Heung-min Son, who continues to steal the headlines with his scintillating form.
Son netted a double at the weekend in Spurs' 4-1 victory over Bournemouth, taking his season tally to 18. The forward is now only three goals from equalling his highest record of 21 strikes and, with Harry Kane set for an extended stint on the sidelines, as Tottenham's main goal threat you would back the South Korean to smash past that.
The 61-capped international now has seven goals in his last four games, a stunning return for a man generally deployed in a wide area of the pitch.
Should Son continue on his current trajectory, it would not be surprising to see one of European football's major superpowers come calling for his services in the summer, especially after his effort against Juventus in the Champions League round of 16.
"Sonny is an unbelievable player and it’s a joy to play in this team with so many quality players," Alli explained. "It’s nice to see him scoring and he plays such a huge part in the team.
"I was speaking to him afterwards about his second goal. He had so much time to go through and you could see him looking at Erik [Lamela] he had a lot of time to think about it and it can be tough, you can change your mind, but it was another calm and collected finish.
"He’s an amazing player and a big part of this team."
It is crucial now for Spurs that the South Korean's purple patch continues until the end of the season if they are to stand a realistic chance of finishing in the top four.
Tottenham are much more than just a 'Harry Kane' team as people have referred to them in the past but, in saying that, without both Kane's and Son's goals, there are question marks over whether or not Fernando Llorente can bare the weight of the pressure as the club's number one striker.
Irrespective of this, Son has not shown any signs of letting up so far.