Tottenham’s talisman broke the game open against an exhausted Newcastle side from an orthodox left-wing position
Son Heung-min was the last player off the pitch at half-time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, not because he was busy pumping the badge on his chest, working the crowd or berating the referee behind his hand, but because he was exhausted, forced to spend 30 seconds or so bent double in the Newcastle penalty area with his hands on his knees.
Two minutes before half-time Son had picked up the ball 15 yards inside his own half and just flicked on the burners, feet pounding the turf like a boxer hitting the speed ball. It is genuinely rare to see a footballer streaking further and further away from his pursuers with the ball at his feet, dribbling faster than you can run.
Written by Barney Ronay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2023/dec/10/son-heung-min-channels-his-inner-ange-anger-to-traumatise-trippier under the title “Son Heung-min channels his inner Ange-Anger to traumatise Trippier| Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.