Tottenham gaffer, Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Son Heung-min and believes he can surpass Beckham’s superstar status in east Asia.
Harry Kane might be the Tottenham star dominating the headlines, but the Korea international has impressed, scoring five times in his last seven games.
And Pochettino praised Son for his display and has backed him to surpass Beckham, who is quite popular in Asia.
“Yes, that is what we think. But we cannot prove this,” Pochettino said when asked if Son could rival Beckham.
“When you talk about Beckham, he’s a massive world icon. Maybe it’s like this with Sonny. But here he’s so humble, and he’s such a normal guy. That makes him so important to us.
“I think he’s such an important player for us, scoring a lot of goals and he’s very consistent, in training, his performance. He’s an important and very good player for us.
“It’s true that the headlines are always for Harry or others, but it’s important to recognise him, because he’s a very great guy, a very good professional and he’s always there, scoring and playing well.”
“Personally, us the coaching staff, we’ve given him the credit he deserves,” he said.
“When you are next to Harry Kane, achieving all he is and scoring so many goals, it’s normal that the focus is on Harry Kane.
“But for us it’s very important to show Sonny how much he’s appreciated.
“And all the players, all the team, they all love him. It’s not only because of his performances, but because of how he is as a man.”