Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has been called a “more valuable” player than Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez. The Tottenham forward has scored seven goals in his last four Spurs’ matches in all competitions. Sanchez has tallied just one goal in 10 appearances for the Red Devils. The comparison between the two has opened plenty of debate over which player is more important to their club.
Heung-Min Son an unsung hero
Son’s two goals against Bournemouth at the weekend were vital as the team’s leading scorer Harry Kane limped off injured. Son has scored 18 times in all competitions for Tottenham as the South Korean has quietly had a better season than Sanchez in terms of statistics.
Football pundit Chris Sutton wrote about Son’s recent performances in his recent column for the Daily Mail.
“If I was a Premier League manager, I would take Son Heung-min over Alexis Sanchez every day of the week,” Sutton penned.
“Everything he does is with a huge smile on his face. Contrast this with Sanchez, who often cuts a moody and sulky figure when he does not get his way.
“Think of the aggravation he gave Arsenal before his move to Manchester United. There is no such hassle with Son.
“Pochettino has asked him to play in a number of different positions but he gives Spurs everything regardless.
“He is the model professional in every respect. Tottenham fell behind at Bournemouth and Kane went off injured, but Son put in a fine performance as a central striker.
“We are yet to see such a match-winning display from £600,000-a-week Sanchez at Old Trafford.
“Son has scored seven goals in his last four games while the Chilean has found the net just once in nine for United. It is clear to see which manager is getting the better value for money.”
Son joined Tottenham from Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. Tottenham paid £27 million for Son, who had joined Bayer from Hamburg for a mere £9m. In 165 matches with both Bayer and Hamburg, Son tallied 49 goals.
Is Son Heung-Min a more valuable player that Alexis Sanchez?