It was a magical Sunday for Tottenham Hotspur, particularly for Son Heung-min. The 29-year-old scored a brace against Norwich City to help the north London clinch a top-four finish, meaning they’ll have UEFA Champions League football season in 2022-23.
Furthermore, Son’s two goals allowed him to tie Mohamed Salah for the golden boot race. During a segment on talkSPORT, pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor stated that the South Korea international should’ve won Premier League Player of the Season over Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne.
Agbonlahor believes that both Son and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah should feel robbed that they haven’t picked up the prize, more so the Tottenham star. Agbonlahor adds that Spurs don’t have the talent of a Manchester City and Liverpool.
“He’s playing in a team that’s not as good as Manchester City and Liverpool, so it’s harder for him to get chances,” Agbonlahor said.
“So, I just think what Son has done this season, the goals he’s scored – left-foot screamers, right-foot screamers, he can score any sort of goal. I would’ve given it to Son myself, but Kevin De Bruyne has been outstanding as well.”
Furthermore, the talkSPORT pundit adds that if Son were on a better team, the Spurs forward would easily score between 25 and 30.
“If you put Son in a better team if he was getting more chances if Spurs were further up the pitch every game like Manchester City and Liverpool,” Agbonlahor said.
“I think Son maybe would have been on 25 or 30 goals this season because his finishing is one of the best in the Premier League. He walks into any Premier League team and any team in the world. Son, he’s outstanding, and Spurs are lucky to have him.”
It will be interesting to see if manager Antonio Conte can build a squad to see Son score 25+ goals next season.