Tottenham's Son Heung-min reaches double-digits for both goals and assists in Premier League
Updated: 2021-05-03 13:39:13 KST
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min joined an exclusive club on Sunday when he grabbed his tenth assist of the season against Sheffield United.
His assist for Gareth Bale's second goal gave him double digit figures for goals and assists in the Premier League this season.
Only two other players have acheived the feat so far this season, and Son is the first Spurs player to get double digit goals and assists for two seasons in a row.
Son later scored his own stunning goal with a curling finish in off the post in the 77th minute to help Spurs win 4-0.
With that goal, he tied his European single-season career high with 21 goals, while his 16th goal of the Premier League season places him third on the League's top scorer list, following his teammate Harry Kane with 21 goals, and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool with 20 goals. This could mark the return of the much more confident Son that fans saw in 2020.
Tottenham's victory has lifted them into fifth on 56 points, now five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Lee Eun-jin, Arirang News