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‘Superstar’: Heung-Min Son waxes lyrical about Tottenham teammate

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‘Superstar’: Heung-Min Son waxes lyrical about Tottenham teammate

Heung-Min Son gave a special mention to Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale after his Premier League display on Wednesday in the victory over Southampton.

Spurs came from behind at home to beat the Saints 2-1 in the league.

Despite trailing at half time, Ryan Mason started his reign as the club’s interim boss with three points.

Bale produced a remarkably composed left-footed effort into the top corner, before fellow attacker Son converted from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.

It means the north London club do at least have some kind of momentum going into this weekend’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Son raved about one of his teammates in his post-match comments, claiming he still works hard to go along with his ability.


Bale, 31, made a strong impact on his return to the starting XI, and the right-winger does still have the individual brilliance to change games.

“I’m really happy that he scored again. I think we know what Gareth can do. He only needs that one chance, so I think he did a really fantastic job,” Son said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

“He worked for the team, and that’s what we need. He’s a superstar, but he’s working and worrying for the team.”

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If Jose Mourinho was not sacked earlier this week, the chances of Bale starting the cup final may have been quite low due to his recent time out of the XI.

However, that looks a different case now after scoring in Mason’s first game in charge.

He made a big impact after being drafted into the line up, and the fact he’s got 11 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions this season is a statistic that may pleasantly surprise people.

It’s not been vintage Bale since he rejoined from Real Madrid on loan, but it would be a perfect story if he helps Spurs win silverware this season in Sunday’s final.

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