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Jermaine Jenas praises work-rate of attacker Heung-Min Son after Tottenham cup win

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Jermaine Jenas praises work-rate of attacker Heung-Min Son after Tottenham cup win

Jermaine Jenas picked out Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son after he starred in a win over Southampton on Wednesday night.

Spurs booked their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup by beating Premier League opposition 3-2 at home in a cup replay.

Despite taking an early lead through an own goal, Spurs did find themselves 2-1 behind in the second-half courtesy of goals from Shane Long and Danny Ings for Southampton.

Lucas Moura’s equaliser looked like sending the contest to extra-time, but Son stuck away a winning penalty in the 87th minute after he was fouled in the box for a spot-kick.

Son has now scored in four consecutive matches across all competitions and is really beginning to help fill the void of injured striker Harry Kane.

The 27-year-old is a versatile forward that can play centrally or wide left, but he’s discovered a golden touch in front of goal recently.

 

BT Sport pundit and ex-Spurs midfielder Jenas was impressed by the South Korea international for his tireless work-rate in the cup win.

“Time and time again this guy (Son) just steps up. He was one of the standout performers in terms of that work-rate and you need those players. When he stuck that penalty away he deserved it he was brilliant,” Jenas told BT Sport 1 immediately after the Spurs win over Southampton (9:55pm, 5 February).

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TBR’s View:

Son deserves to be recognised as one of the best players in the English top-flight, as he chips in with plenty of goals and he leaves everything out on the pitch when he plays.

He’s now managed 14 goals and nine assists in just 31 games across all competitions so far this season for Spurs.

Him and Moura aren’t quite made from the same mould as goal machine Kane, but they are doing a great job filling in for Mourinho and they are going to need more of that moving forward.

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