‘He has a lot of skills and at the moment he is playing at his best’: Hugo Lloris insists Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min is enjoying the most impressive form of his career
- Hugo Lloris thinks Tottenham’s Son Heung-min is in the best form of his career
- Son has carried the goalscoring burden in the absence of injured Harry Kane
- The Korean forward has netted 13 goals in his last 16 games in all competitions
Hugo Lloris believes Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is enjoying the best form of his career and is now having ‘big impact in the big games’.
Son has carried the goalscoring burden for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the absence of the injured Harry Kane and has netted 13 goals in his last 16 appearances in all competitions, with strikes in each of his last four outings – all victories for Tottenham.
The South Korea international opened the scoring in Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League knockout clash to help Spurs put one foot into the quarter-final.
Hugo Lloris believes Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is enjoying the best form of his career
‘Sonny has been very consistent in the past few seasons and he is improving individually his stats and his big impact in the big games,’ said Lloris. ‘That’s why the gaffer, the club and his team-mates have faith.
‘He’s very talented, he has a lot of skills and at the moment he is playing at his best.’
While Tottenham’s title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool are both in action during the coming week, Spurs do not play again until Saturday having had the weekend off due to being knocked out of the FA Cup in the previous round.
Man City faced Newport in the competition on Saturday while both they and Liverpool are engaged in Champions League action this week.
Lloris is planning to enjoy some ‘holiday’ time with his family amid a break that the goalkeeper believes has come at the perfect time for Tottenham who will ‘need everyone’ in their push for European and Premier League glory.
Kane and Dele Alli are both set to return from injury ahead of schedule which could coincide with Tottenham’s run of huge fixtures. Spurs sit five points adrift of Man City and Liverpool.
Son has carried the goalscoring burden for Spurs in the absence of the injured Harry Kane
After a trip to Burnley, Spurs face three huge matches with Premier League clashes against Chelsea and Arsenal before the second leg against Dortmund.
‘We all know it was a tough period in the last few weeks and it’s a good moment to switch off a little bit and enjoy time with our family and friends, and then to be back next week with a fresh mind and ready to work,’ said Lloris.
‘It’s always better for the players being injured to come back to a winning team, it takes pressure off their shoulders.
‘But we need everyone now, there are three or four months to go and we need to give our best.
‘We know in football nothing is done and things can turn very easily if you don’t respect basics.
‘We just need to forget about this result, keep the right feeling and confidence from this game because the second leg will be tough.’
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