Heung-Min Son marked his Tottenham return yesterday with a bang in a pre-season win over Colchester United, proving that one thing will remain the same during the new era under manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Son starred on Wednesday evening for Spurs during a 3-0 victory in a friendly match.
The 29-year-old clocked up his first minutes of pre-season by playing the first half, which proved to be very eventful.
He netted in the 11th minute with a simple finish. In addition, he assisted both Lucas Moura and Dele Alli for first-half goals.
Despite the fact he’s only played 45 minutes under new manager Nuno, it looks like he’s going to be a key figure. The South Korean attacker has been such a vital player at the north London club since joining back in 2015, something which isn’t going to change despite a change of manager.
The left-winger was instrumental during the exciting Mauricio Pochettino reign. Also, he was a go-to figure under ex-boss Jose Mourinho.
He will be looking to continue building his fitness in upcoming pre-season matches with MK Dons and Chelsea.
For Nuno, surely Son was one of the players he was most excited to work with after taking the Spurs job.
He was a nailed-on starter under previous Spurs managers, and surely that will stay exactly the same under the new Portuguese boss.
The forward has definitely altered his game to become even more of a goal threat. He scored 22 goals and made 17 assists last season across all competitions.
It’s going to be intriguing to see if Nuno can keep the Son-Harry Kane combination thriving. They are the two world-class players at his disposal that he needs to build the rest of the team around.