Stats show Spurs’ Son is ready to haunt former club

Tottenham Hotspur face a tough test in the Champions League tonight as they head to Germany to face Bayer Leverkusen, who have defeated the likes of Borussia Dortmund this season – although they have struggled for consistency.

Having lost their opening Champions League match to Monaco, Tottenham got their first points on the board with a narrow victory over CSKA Moscow last time out and a similar result this evening would give them a big boost in their quest to qualify for the knock-out stages of the tournament.

One of the side stories to tonight’s game is the return of Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min, who faces Bayer Leverkusen for the first time since his transfer to the Premier League in 2015.

The South Korean’s behaviour when pushing for that transfer, where he didn’t turn up to training ahead of a crucial Champions League play-off match with Lazio, has left the German supporters rather irritated and Son can expect a lukewarm reception at best this evening.

However, the Premier League Player of the Month is a potential match winner for Tottenham and he’ll be looking to continue his fantastic run of form in this crucial fixture.

Son scored the winning goal in Moscow in Spurs’ last Champions League outing, with the other goals in his run of form coming against Middlesbrough and Stoke City.