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Son Heung-min tipped to take his game to next level at Spurs

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Former Tottenham full-back Lee Young-Pyo believes there is “more to come” from Son Heung-min following a brilliant campaign.

Amid Harry Kane’s injury problems, Son has performed phenomenally well up front for Spurs despite his rather hectic schedule.

The 26-year-old had been a member of the South Korea squad for the Asian Cup between January and February and also took part in the Asian games last August.

Yet, Son has still managed to make a total of 47 appearances for Spurs this season. He’s also bagged 20 goals and 10 assists in the process.

Four of his goals have come in the Champions League, which have played an invaluable part in Spurs’ path to their first-ever final in the competition.

But Lee believes Spurs fans are yet to see the very best of Son.

“I recently met Son at Tottenham’s training ground. We talked a lot about his life at Tottenham and the club’s situation,” Lee told Goal.

“He is very happy at Tottenham, enjoying the moment. He especially likes the people around Tottenham, just like I did when I was playing for Spurs.

“When I look back at my three years at Tottenham, the best thing for me were my team-mates and the staff, who helped me a lot.

“Son’s every game is affecting South Korean fans, including me. Korean fans, and Asian fans, feel proud of the fact that there’s an Asian player who can score more than 20 goals in the Premier League and Champions League. I believe, thanks to Son, European fans’ view of Asian players has changed a lot.

“The Premier League is the best football league in the world and it’s not easy to be successful in the Premier League for any player.

“When I first heard that Son was joining Tottenham, I wished him to play well in the league because his every moment there will affect South Korean football, the international team, etc.

“Son has already proved himself there, and I believe there are more things to come from him.”

Lee played for Spurs between 2005 and 2008, where he made 91 appearances in all competitions. He was also a member of the last Lilywhites team that won silverware in the 2008 League Cup.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 17: Lee Young-Pyo of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premiership match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The City of Manchester Stadium on December 17, 2006 in Manchester, England (Photo by Gary Prior/Getty Images)