Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen has hailed midfielder Son Heung-Min and claims he is back to his best this season.
The South Korean midfielder has been on the goal trail for the past two weeks with four in his last two games which equals his tally for the whole of last season.
The 24-year-old has admitted he had asked to leave Spurs in the summer after a difficult maiden season but Vertonghen, and the rest of his team-mates, are delighted he has stuck around.
“Nothing much has changed [from last season] but then he scored that double at Stoke [earlier this month] and that gave him so much confidence,” Vertonghen said.
“He’s making his one-on-ones again, he’s scoring goals, making assists, giving the right-backs a hard time and that’s how we want to see him.
“He can score goals with his right and left, he’s very direct and he works very hard. It’s a pain to mark a guy like that.
“Obviously he [Son] came with big expectations last season, and he did well, but he expected more. This season he has really stepped up and he’s been so important for us this season and it’s great to see him at his best again.”