Son Heung-min praises the ‘unbelievable’ Vertonghen

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min was quick to praise team-mate Jan Vertonghen for his “unbelievable” performance in their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.

The South Korea international continued his fine form for Spurs on Wednesday night by scoring for the fourth time in a row in the first leg for their last-16 Champions League tie against Dortmund.

Son has now scored nine times in 10 appearances against the Bundesliga leaders having previously played for Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen.

And the 26-year-old has certainly been receiving his fair share of plaudits for his strong performances in the absences of key duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli after helping Spurs to a fourth successive win.

“The most important thing is that we won the first game,” Son told Spurs TV. “It’s a great win at home. It was an unbelievable night.

“Yeah it was unbelievable. We scored at the right time for the first goal. In the second half we bounced back stronger than the first and we deserved a few goals.”

Belgian defender Vertonghen was outstanding at Wembley and created Son’s opening goal in the 47th-minute before getting on the scoresheet himself towards the end of the match.

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente was also on target after coming on for Lucas Moura in the final six minutes.

“Fernando came on and helped the team a lot,” continued Son.

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“Jan Vertonghen was unbelievable tonight, I really enjoyed watching him. It’s an honour to play with every single player here.

On Vertonghen’s cross that set him up for his goal, Son added: “I didn’t have to do much because the cross was unreal, the ball went to my foot. I just had to touch it. I feel a bit sorry because I didn’t run to Jan.

“He was unbelievable and we are happy. I said to him that he can play every single position because his technique is unbelievable, I really enjoy watching him.

“A better night for him I think is impossible. 3-0, clean sheet, goal, assist – unbelievable from Jan.”

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be back in action on February 23 away to Burnley in the Premier League

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