Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed Son Heung-min for being “amazing” and “unbelievable,” as he scored multiple goals for two games in a row.
Son led his team’s 5-0 victory against Bournemouth in the 19th round of England’s Premier League at Wembley Stadium in London on Thursday, scoring at the 23rd and 70th minutes. They were his ninth and 10th goal of this season and the sixth and seventh in the league. Son continued the scoring streak from Monday, when he also scored two goals against Everton FC. They were also his goals for the third consecutive game since the quarterfinal match against the regional rival Arsenal FC.
The victory took Tottenham to 45 points to the league’s second place, edging Manchester City FC with 44 points. Manchester City lost 1-2 against Leicester City FC. The 45 points as of the 19th match is Tottenham’s highest ever. The previous record is 42 in the 2011-2012 season.
Son will join the South Korean national soccer team to compete in the Asian Cup after Tottenham’s league match against the Manchester United on January 14. After Wednesday’s match, Whoscored.com gave 8.73 points to Son, the fourth highest in his team.
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