Sung-yeung Ki says Tottenham's Heung-min Son deserves more credit
Last Updated: 23/03/18 4:43pm
Swansea midfielder Sung-yeung Ki says his South Korea team-mate Heung-min Son is underappreciated in the Premier League.
Son is on course to surpass the 20-goal mark for the second successive season having scored 18 goals in 43 appearances for Tottenham so far this season, including seven in his last four appearances.
Tottenham are set for talks with the 25-year-old over a new contract, Sky Sports News understands, with discussions pencilled in for the coming weeks.
His international team-mate, Ki, believes he is still to receive the plaudits he deserves for his performances compared to some of his more celebrated Tottenham team-mates.
He told reporters ahead of Saturday's friendly against Northern Ireland: "In my opinion he of course has to get more credit. I don't say that Harry Kane and Dele Alli are worse than Son. They are all top players but I think Son has to get more credit in my opinion.
"His performance this season has been amazing. Everyone knows he plays one of the best games and is very consistent in every game and he scores many goals for Spurs which is not easy.
"From last season until now he has shown his quality as a top class player in the Premier League. I don't say this because he is Asian but I think he must get more credit. He has to be more of the top stories in newspapers.
"He scores very important goals for Spurs and the consistency is not easy for every player. Sometimes you get injured. Sometimes you get tired if you play for his kind of team but he keeps scoring goals and maintaining his performances, even for the national team."
South Korea face Northern Ireland for the first time at Windsor Park in an international friendly on Saturday as manager Sin Tae-yong continues to prepare his squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia.