A busy summer spent playing for South Korea in the World Cup and then the victorious Asian Games campaign, meant that Son Heung-min hardly had time to get a proper rest before donning the Tottenham jersey when he came off the bench against Liverpool last month.
In the six games he’s played since then, the much-loved forward has struggled to reach the lofty heights of the previous season. The 26-year-old is yet to get on the scoresheet for Spurs and there are concerns that his exploits over the past few months has left him feeling fatigued.
However, during Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Cardiff City last weekend, Son showed glimpses of his usual energetic self and beat his marker for pace multiple times. While the end product still eluded him, the South Korean’s bright performance must have reassured supporters about his physical condition.
But along with making some swift runs, Son also found time to show off his sensational footwork when he managed to keep the ball just inside the touchline while fending off a Cardiff payer with a brilliant piece of skill.
Check out Son’s touchline trickery that helped him get out of a tight situation:
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