Jose Mourinho says Heung-Min Son has already proven to be world class. Son and Harry Kane have scored 19 goals so far this season.
Jose Mourinho believes Heung-Min Son has proven his ability as a world-class player over many seasons at Tottenham.
The influential South Korea forward has scored nine goals in all competitions since the season began last month as Spurs have made an impressive start to Mourinho’s first full campaign in charge.
Son, who joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, has built a formidable partnership with club captain Harry Kane and Mourinho credited the 28-year-old’s character as a reason why his performances occasionally go unnoticed.
Asked what Son needs to do to become a world-class player, Mourinho replied: “It is up to you – he cannot do more than what he does!
“Season after season after season Sonny is showing how good he is. Of course, the better the team is the easier it is for the players to emerge.
“But Sonny is Sonny, everybody knows what he now needs to do to go to a next step – nothing. It is up to you to do that.
“Or he starts doing s*** socially and he becomes famous and he goes into the big headlines because of some weird, silly or naive social behaviour.
“Because he is such an incredible kid also at that level it is up to you to tell how good he is.”
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