Martin Keown names the Tottenham player he thinks is underrated

Martin Keown is interviewed pitch side as part of the BBC Football Focus coverage  during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on...

Tottenham Hotspur beat Southampton 3-1 at Wembley on Wednesday with Heung-Min Son producing another sparkling Premier League performance.

5th December 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Southampton; Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores for 3-0

Heung-Min Son looks almost unstoppable right now.

The South Korean star scored that stunning individual goal in the 3-1 thrashing of Chelsea a fortnight ago and caused Arsenal’s defence no end of problems in Sunday’s North London derby. And Son has now netted his fourth goal of the season, firing home the third in Spurs’ win against Southampton on Wednesday night.

Son was arguably the best player on the pitch against the Saints, hitting the post with a brilliant early volley and running right-back Cedric Soares ragged. Even Arsenal legend Martin Keown could not help but be impressed.

 

Speaking on Match of the Day (5 December, 10.30pm), Keown has paid tribute to the 26-year-old Tottenham star, believing that he remains underrated despite an outstanding 2018 for club and country.

"He has a list of outstanding qualities and doesn't, I don't feel, get enough credit," Keown said. "I like his vision, I like his pace.

"He has only played seven of the 15 games but has got two goals in his last three and he has just started to come into prominence. He really is a wonderful talent.

5th December 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Southampton; Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur scores for 3-0

"He has got everything that you need as a top footballer and must be a joy to play with. He has got great spirit as well about him, he plays with a real smile on his face.”

Son continues to offer something very different to this Tottenham team, providing speed in behind, excellent dribbling skills and the ability to strike balls with unerring accuracy from long range, making him the perfect foil to the hold-up play of Harry Kane and the cerebral talents of Christian Eriksen.

Son also led South Korea to the Asian Cup in September after inspiring his side to a famous 2-0 World Cup win against Germany in the summer.

Son Heung-Min of Korea Republic sinks to his knees as he celebrates following his sides victory, as a dejected Toni Kroos of Germany can be seen walking off after the 2018 FIFA World Cup...

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