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Rio Ferdinand hails Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son after Manchester City

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Rio Ferdinand hails Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son after Manchester City

Tottenham booked a Champions League semi-final with Ajax after the most dramatic of games with Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Spurs led 1-0 on aggregate after the first leg and ended up going through on away goals, after losing 4-3 on the night to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the second leg.

Raheem Sterling thought he had won it in stoppage time when he found the back of the net, but VAR overturned the goal to break Manchester City hearts.

Pundit Rio Ferdinand singled out Spurs attacker Heung-Min Son straight after the game and loved his performance.

The 26-year-old attacker scored two vital away goals early on, as the game exploded to life with five goals in the opening 21 minutes.

“This is without their talisman Harry Kane, the Spurs fans will have been worried that we haven’t got our main man,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport’s televised coverage (22:05, 17 April).

 

“But that guy loves responsibility, Son takes that on the chin and says give it to me I’ll take all that responsibility. I’ll shoulder that now. And the way he played, especially in the first-half, took his goals beautifully.”

 (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

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In such a frantic game that had so many twists and turns, it’s easy to lose sight that Son was once again a hero for his team.

The South Korea international now has 20 goals across all competitions this season and steps up to the plate whenever Harry Kane is absent.

Son scored three of Spurs’ four goals over the two legs to progress, while it was Fernando Llorente who added the other in perhaps controversial fashion after VAR intervened for a possible handball.

Son has turned into a complete goal machine and was too much for Manchester City’s defence to handle, which is why he’s such an underrated star.

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