Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-min Son scored his first two goals of the season against West Ham United on Wednesday.
The South Korea international was back in the starting lineup after missing out against Manchester City at Wembley on Monday.
The star is currently being managed quite carefully after featuring at the World Cup last summer, followed swiftly by the Asian Games. He’s made just three starts this term in the Premier League, and played for a total of 254 minutes in the Premier League.
He’s played a lot of football over the past year, and has appeared slightly jaded at times for his club this season.
The rest against Manchester City looked to have done him the world of good, and the player will be thrilled to get off the mark.
Pressure on for Lamela and Moura?
Son’s double may now put the pressure back on Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.
The pair have both been in decent form this season, and have been battling to nail down regular roles in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup.
They have both been playing a lot more as a result of Son’s fatigue.
But with the former Bayer Leverkusen now rested up and off the mark, their starting prospects might be at risk, especially with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back fit, and Moussa Sissoko also playing well.
Son, who cost £18 million in 2015 (The Guardian), is Spurs’ best winger and would have probably played every game this season under normal circumstances.
As he gradually regains his fitness and form, Moura and Lamela will need to make sure they don’t wilt under his pressure and continue to play at a high level.