Heung-min Son has been a stand-out man for Tottenham Hotspur this season despite the club’s tough times.
The club may sit 14th in the Premier League table, but the 27-year-old has managed to score 3 goals and assist another 3 in 9 starts and 1 substitute appearance, while another 5 goals can be added to his tally from the Champions League.
It is form such as this that has seen the South Korea international nominated for the AFC Asian International Player of the Year award:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 16, 2019
Most Spurs fans aren’t confident of many victories on the pitch due to their form, but they are certain that their star man will be coming out on top to win the award.
He comes up against Sardar Azmoun, who has 7 goals and 5 assists from 19 Russian Premier League and Champions League games for Zenit St. Petersburg, as well as Makoto Hasebe, who has played 12 games across the Europa League and Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the nomination, including posts from confident Spurs fans, can be seen below:
Nailed on winner, there is no competition.
— Special K (@Spurs_SpecialK) November 16, 2019
— Pra. (@thfcpra) November 16, 2019
Congratulations in advance for the win, Sonny… #COYS
— Kev J. Stewart (@KevJStewart) November 16, 2019
Is there even competition?
— Riddytim (@301_tim) November 16, 2019
Only one man wins that in my eyes #Son
— Jo (@JoBoronte) November 16, 2019
Congratulations to Sonny for winning the AFC Asian International Player of the Year award!*
— Ahmed Refai (@ahmedd_refaii) November 16, 2019
Thought this was an award they just gave to son annually
— al (@aIejamdro) November 16, 2019