'Fantastic': Eric Dier says £22m Tottenham player's work-rate is 'consistently so good'
Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier has praised Spurs teammate Son Heung-min following his hat-trick against Leicester.
The Tottenham defender, speaking to the official Spurs website, expressed just how happy everyone at the club was for Son.
The Spurs forward had failed to score in his side’s first eight games of the 2022-23 campaign.
However, Son well and truly made amends on Saturday against Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.
The £22million man came off the bench in the second half and scored a hat-trick en route to a 6-2 victory.
Son’s first came on 73 minutes as he drove forward after Leicester gave the ball away and rifled into the top corner.
Six minutes from time, the 30-year-old lashed a left-footed effort home – again, into the top corner.
And in the 86th minute, Son got his third, sliding the ball under Danny Ward, though he had to wait for a VAR check.
“We’ve all been supporting him”
“I don’t like someone’s form to affect who they are as a person; they are two very different things,” Dier told the Spurs website.
“If things aren’t going well in your profession, something you love, it’s normal that you get down about it but, if you are good person like Sonny is, that doesn’t change because he’s been having a difficult time.
“We’ve all been supporting him. We all want the best for him and, not just him, for everyone. We want the best for all of our teammates and people have been talking a lot about him recently, so we’re all pleased he’s come back with a hat-trick.
“We’re all so happy for him. It’s been a difficult start to the season. He lives for scoring goals and it’s no secret that it’s tough when he doesn’t. That’s normal. His work rate is consistently so good, it just hasn’t fallen for him, but he’s come back in a fantastic way.
“That’s what we need from the whole squad – players to come in and help us. Whoever it is, to come in and impact the team in a positive way. We need everyone with the schedule we have to have that mindset, and Sonny was a great example of that.”
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