Son Heung-min continued his return to form after a hat-trick for Tottenham last Saturday, with a gorgeous free-kick for South Korea during a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica. The Spurs star scored late on as South Korea rescued a draw.
Son, 30, had managed just one assist and failed to score, ahead of Saturday’s game against Leicester. Eight matches, but just one goal involvement. He was benched by Antonio Conte, but he came on to score three times.
Ending on a high before the international break, Son travelled to his native South Korea. His country’s captain, he started against Costa Rica on Friday afternoon. But Son and South Korea were failing to avoid a loss to Costa Rica.
However, that was until Son was given a chance to score from a free-kick. Almost inside the penalty area, Son stepped up and whipped a gorgeous, right foot effort into the back of the net on the goalkeeper’s side of the goal.
Son has continued Tottenham form with glorious South Korea free-kick
What a beautifully-placed free-kick it was. Right in the top corner. Even if the goalkeeper knew where it was going, he would have struggled to stop it. So much whip, so much power. Son looks as if is getting back to his best.
If Tottenham are going to have a good season, they need their best players on song. The likes of Harry Kane, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris are crucial to that. Son has been poor this term, but is now coming to life.
Not only had he been struggling for numbers, but he was losing the ball. Last season’s creativity seemed to have vanished. But his goal threat had not, and he now has four goals in two games for club and country. A stunning goal.