Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier believes team-mate Son Heung-min has been incredible by performing at such a high despite his busy schedule.
Since the end of last season, Son has taken part in three international competitions for South Korea but is still producing consistently strong performances at Spurs.
Given Harry Kane’s absence with an ankle injury, Son’s superb run of form couldn’t be more welcome for Mauricio Pochettino’s side at the moment.
Since returning from the Asian Cup last month, the 26-year-old has found the net in all four of his appearances for Spurs to help them return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
“If you look at Son, he’s played in three major tournaments this season and he still looks fresh,” Trippier told Sky Sports.
“He’s come back and scored goals and topped it off with the result the other night which was amazing.”
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes that Son has even outperformed Kane for the last two years in north London.
Meanwhile, things are looking good for Spurs right now on the back of their 3-0 first leg win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Wednesday in their Champions League last-16 tie.
The Lilywhites are also still in the hunt for the Premier League title with just five points separating them from leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.
“The past few weeks have been very good,” added Trippier.
“We could have played a lot better, we all know that, but the results are the most important thing.
“We’ve had a few injuries recently and the people that have stepped in have done really well.”
Despite the absences of Kane and Dele All along with no signings in the past two transfer windows, Pochettino has managed to keep Spurs in the mix with the top teams this season.
“It took me a good 16 months to settle in at Tottenham,” continued Trippier.
“But what Pochettino does really well is developing players and getting them to play for their national teams.
“His record speaks for itself – he’s got five in the Tottenham squad now and the same happened at Southampton. He makes players become bigger and better.
“He helped me develop as an attacker. He sets everything out day by day in training perfectly for the lads, the sessions are unbelievable.”