Heung-min Son proving as important as Alli or Eriksen in Tottenham’s top four bid

During his first two seasons at Tottenham Hotspur, Heung-min Son was something of a flittering force. That is to say, despite scoring 21 times across all competitions last term, the South Korean international was never really a guaranteed starter; he’d have runs in and out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI and was always the most expendable member of Tottenham’s support cast to Harry Kane.

But midway through his third campaign in north London, that’s no longer the case and excepting their supremely talented centre-forward, Son is now arguably the most important member of Tottenham’s attack – moving ahead of, or at the very least on par with, the likes of Dele Alli and playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Indeed, Son has netted seven times and bagged four assists in his last eleven appearances for the Lilywhites and the 25-year-old forward produced yet another convincing performance on Sunday as Pochettino hit Everton for four at Wembley to move just three points away from a Champions League qualification spot.

But Son’s opening strike, a point-blank finish applied to a Serge Aurier cross-shot, was very much the tip of the iceberg; he finished up with the most efforts at goal, the most successful dribbles and the joint-second-most created chances to his name of any Spurs player and could have even doubled his account for the afternoon when one of his seven shots hit the woodwork.

There appears to be a much greater consistency to the forward’s game this season and that has steadily changed his status from being an expendable squad player to one of the first names on Pochettino’s team sheet. So, is Son – who Transfermarkt value at £31.5million – now Tottenham’s most important attacking player after Kane? Let us know by voting below…