How high can Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) go?
Son Heung-min was named the English Premier League’s Player of the Month for September, as announced by the league’s governing body on Wednesday.
Heung-min scored six goals in four Premier League games in September. He scored a hat trick against Burnley and two goals against north London rivals Arsenal. He added another goal against Liverpool in the final game of the month.
After eight rounds, Son is second in scoring with six goals. He’s neck and neck with Elling Holland (Manchester City, 8 goals).
The team is also performing well. Tottenham are in first place with 20 points after an early unbeaten start, with six wins and two draws. They have the same number of points and goal difference as Arsenal, but are ahead on goal difference. Spurs manager Enze Postecoglou was also named the September Manager of the Month. Both player and manager of the month honors went to Spurs.
Son Heung-min was named Premier League Player of the Month for the fourth time in his career. He first won the award in September 2016, then in April 2017 and October 2020. In about two years and 11 months, he added another record.
Only 16 players have won four or more Premier League Player of the Month awards in their career. Harry Kane, who now plays in the German Bundesliga, and the retired Sergio Aguero are tied for first with seven, while Steven Gerrard and Cristiano Ronaldo are tied for third with six. Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are tied for fifth with five. 안전놀이터
Son Heung-min is tied with Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, and Alan Shearer with four awards. Among active players, he has the same number of wins as Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Son is one win away from joining the likes of Rooney and Van Persie. He will join the ranks of players whose names are synonymous with the word “legend”.