Leicester City defender James Justin has agreed that Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son is the toughest attacker he’s come up against.
Justin, 23, has been a key player this season for a Leicester team sat third in the Premier League table, albeit he recently suffered an ACL injury.
The English full-back has rarely been beaten in one-on-one duels this campaign, but he’s given a glowing verdict on the ability of a Spurs superstar.
Son, who earns £140,000-a-week (Spotrac), has strengthened his reputation in the past year as one of the best players in the entire Premier League and across Europe.
The 28-year-old attacker has scored 18 goals and set up 12 assists so far this season in all competitions.
“Yeah, for sure,” Justin told UMN when asked if Heung-Min Son is the toughest attacker he’s faced.
“You might not see it watching him, but the runs he makes and the timing he makes them are crazy. It’s so hard to defend against. That’s why he’s one of the top players in the Premier League.
“I love playing against him though because it keeps me on my A-game and hopefully I put up a good performance when I play him.”
Aged 28, Son is at the peak of his powers right now and one of the talisman in Jose Mourinho’s XI.
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