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Son Heung-Min finally did it.
He finally added that flourish that has to come after so many attempts, after so many failures.
The South Korea international has completed a total of 37 dribbles this season across 14 games in the Premier League, with eight of them coming against Manchester United at Old Trafford in midweek.
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They didn’t lead anywhere, though, as Jose Mourinho’s men were beaten 2-1 at Old Trafford.
On Saturday, though, he completed five against Burnley and one was simply astonishing.
Collecting the ball on the edge of his own box, Son burst forward, taking the ball all the way into the Clarets area, beating two men in the process, before firing past Nick Pope.
This was a goal straight from the school of Lionel Messi, with Son showing the killer instinct required to score a goal befitting the greatest players in the world.
And, really, it couldn’t have come at a better time, as it signals that Son is again allying that deadly finishing ability to his pacey, shimmying runs.
He had actually only scored once under Mourinho’s management prior to Saturday’s game, instead focusing on adding assists to his repertoire.
He had four of those prior to the weekend and now has five after playing the pass that led to Harry Kane’s opener.
If he can bring the two together, though, that creativity and that ability to score such superlative goals, he may well end up being an unstoppable presence in the Spurs attack.
Meanwhile, Spurs have to start playing one man.