Tottenham Hotspur star is quietly measuring up to Liverpool's Sadio Mane

Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son breaks from Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,...

Totttenham Hotspur's Heung-Min Son is not getting the credit he deserves.

Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son breaks from Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho this week hailed Heung-Min Son as a player who is pushing himself to the limit to help the team. [SkySports]

He is right to praise the South Korean, but outside of Tottenham, Son's performances are not getting the recognition they deserve.

The biggest praise to highlight Son's season is that he is going toe to toe in terms of goalscoring with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.

 

It is widely acknowledged that Mane is having a terrific season as are the whole Liverpool team, and he is one of the frontrunners for the player of the year award.

In terms of goals, Son is right up there with him. The South Korean has scored 14 goals across the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

Mane has netted 13, although he edges ahead of Son overall because of the two goals he scored in the UEFA Super Cup back in August.

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 5, 2020 in London,...

Mane has 11 assists in all competitions, closely followed by Son with nine.

Son of course missed the start of the season due to a suspension picked up at the end of last season, and has had to deal with a change in manager and a far less settled team around him.

Mane deserves all the plaudits he gets. His role at Liverpool have been overshadowed by Mohamed Salah over the past three seasons.

Son likewise is stepping up as Tottenham's key man, again, with Harry Kane out. He also is worthy of a bit more praise than he's currently getting.

 

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 2, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

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