‘Devastating’: Amazon pundit was seriously impressed with ‘electric’ Tottenham player against Brentford today
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‘Devastating’: Amazon pundit was seriously impressed with ‘electric’ Tottenham player against Brentford today

Tottenham Hotspur got their Premier League campaign going once again when they travelled to Brentford today.

On Amazon Prime (26/12 12:41pm), co-commentator Matthew Upson was left blown away by one piece of play from a Tottenham player.

Antonio Conte picked a good number of the Spurs contingent that travelled to the World Cup.

Cristian Romero was understandably left out after winning the tournament with Argentina, while Hugo Lloris was only named on the bench.

It was a closely fought first-half, with Brentford taking the lead through midfielder Vitaly Janelt.

Tottenham once again went behind first, a worrying trend that started before the mid-season break.

Conte welcomed back Matt Doherty to the starting line-up after playing well in a number of friendlies.

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However, it was Son Heung-min who really impressed Upson with one early piece of play.

The South Korean’s World Cup was in doubt after fracturing his eye socket against Marseille.

He donned a mask in Qatar though, and continued to wear it as he returned to domestic football for the first time since the injury.

Upson impressed by ‘electric’ Son

In the early moments of the game, Son drove past a number of Brentford players before winning a free-kick in a dangerous area.

“Well there’s that electric turn of pace that Son has, his first couple of strides once he gets the ball out of his feet,” Upson said.

“I mean he receives this ball on the half-turn and he’s just gone between two players.

“I thought Ben Mee may have won that ball from my angle, but certainly looking at that picture, he didn’t get any of the ball.

“It’s just that driving power of Son is devastating at times.”

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Son appeared for Spurs in their final friendly before competitive action restarted, having had plenty of time to recover after the World Cup.

He was ill leading up to the game, but recovered in time to get some more minutes under his belt.

Tottenham fans will want to see more of the driving force from Son that impressed Upson.

The South Korean had plenty of shots in the first-half, but couldn’t really test David Raya.

They’re going to need him at his best if Tottenham are going to achieve their aim of finishing in the top four once again.

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