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Son scoops Tottenham award, but Lo Celso can count himself unlucky

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Son scoops Tottenham award, but Lo Celso can count himself unlucky

Heung-min Son has scooped Tottenham’s ‘One Hotspur’ Player of the Season award.

The South Korean winger has been recognised as the club’s top-performing player in 2019/20, having scored 18 goals and made 12 assists in all competitions.

In the Premier League, he has 11 goals and 11 assists – Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is the only other player to have double digits for both categories.

It’s been another fairly strong campaign for the £22 million signing from Bayer Leverkusen (BBC Sport) where some of his teammates have been below par in a turbulent season.


But one man who could perhaps count himself a little unlucky, is Giovani Lo Celso.

The playmaker was a little slow to get going, with an injury not helping matters, but largely he’s been solid for Spurs in his debut campaign.

TBR’s View – Lo Celso unlucky

Goals and assists are always likely to play a massive part when it comes to giving out awards.

It’s not to say that Son is undeserving – he’s had several great matches in 2019/20.

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But Lo Celso’s contributions have been quietly excellent – although he hasn’t posted big numbers in terms of goals or assists, his technical quality and work rate have been impressive.

Mateo Kovacic is getting major plaudits at Chelsea this term, and Lo Celso’s game hasn’t been wildly different to that of the Croatian.

Son probably deserves the award this time around, but Lo Celso – who earns £70,000-a-week (Spotrac) – has the potential to win next year if he can add a few more goals and assists to his name that will naturally draw him more attention.

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