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2 instances against Newcastle that show Son Heung-min’s sense of team spirit

2 instances against Newcastle that show Son Heung-min’s sense of team spirit

Sunday’s fixture final PL fixture saw Tottenham host Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where the hosts went on to thrash the Magpies 5-1.

The score-line reflects an all-around performance from the team’s attacking with Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dejan Kulusevski, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn all scoring or assisting a goal against Newcastle.

This was also the second time that Spurs have scored 5 goals in a game this season (vs Everton) under Antonio Conte and this has helped the club gain a better goal difference than top-4 rivals Arsenal.

While the attacking trio of Kane, Son and Kulusevski have been consistently delivering the end product for the team, against Newcastle it was the South Korean who was leading from the front.

The winger assisted Spurs’ equalizer by delivering a quality cross into the box that Ben Davies nodded home. Son then helped the team extend their lead over the Magpies after he finished off a low driven cross from Kulusevski inside the box.

The goal meant that Son keeps up with Diogo Jota in a shared second-place on the PL scoring charts with 14 goals each. The assist ensured that the South Korean is now level with teammate Harry Kane with 6 assists in the league.

But it was not just his footballing ability that impressed Spurs fans on Sunday as the player was spotted showing signs of being a true team player.

Happy for Bergwijn

In one instance, Son was seen celebrating Steven Bergwijn’s goal before even the Dutchman scored past Dubravka. The cameraman captured Son smiling right before the Dutchman took his shot in the move for the 5th goal of the night. The support for Bergwijn would have meant a lot to the player who is currently struggling for game-time at the club.

Pushed Bentancur back

Following this, Son was once again helping out the team as he interfered in an argument (which he initially started) between Joelinton and Rodrigo Bentancur. The South Korean made sure the Uruguayan didn’t get carded and pushed him away from the Brazilian during the mini scuffle.

Spurs fans have applauded the South Korean for improving team chemistry through these small actions and surely even manager Antonio Conte would be delighted with these improvements. With his newfound trio, Conte would be looking to rely on Kane, Son and Kulusevski as Spurs look to chase down a top-4 finish.