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Micah Richards claims Son Heung-Min is becoming Tottenham's most important player

Crystal Palace's English defender Joel Ward (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

Son Heung-Min netted a brace for Tottenham Hotspur as they picked up a much-needed three points against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

 

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Micah Richards has claimed that Son Heung-Min is 'becoming' Tottenham's 'most important player' following their 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. 

Son netted a brace during that game, with an own goal from Patrick van Aanholt and Erik Lamela also getting adding to Tottenham's scoreline. 

In recent seasons, when Harry Kane has been on the sidelines with an injury, Son hs been the one who has been stepping up into his shoes and ensuring he has not been missed. 

 

Speaking on Final Score on BBC One (14/09/2019 5:15 pm), former Manchester City defender Richards believes Kane is still number one for Spurs, but he was full of praise for Son. 

"I think Son is becoming their most important player," Richards told Final Score. "When Kane was injured last season, Spurs seemed to play with more of a freedom. Kane is still number one in my eyes. He's amazing. 

"But you know sometimes when Spurs are away from home and it's a little slow. I would play with an Eriksen, Son, Lucas Moura and Lamela just for some creativity and not looking to hit the main man always. 

"Let's not take anything away from Harry Kane because his goal record is incredible. I just like the way Son moves, Lamela and Lucas Moura. They are not a typical striker who is just waiting in the box to finish. They can take, one, two or three players out of the game."

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14, 2019 in London,...

Son was absent for Spurs during the first few games of the season because he was serving a suspension, but upon his return, he is looking back to his best. 

He provides quite a lot for Tottenham's forward line and has showcased his ability to operate in different systems and positions on the pitch. 

Tottenham begin another European campaign next week and the likes of Son, Lucas Moura and Kane will be important to Mauricio Pochettino, including during those crucial away matches. 

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14, 2019 in London,...

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