Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min has been electric this season. The Korean has been instrumental to Tottenham’s campaign this season, across competitions.
The hotshot Spur’s relentless energy and zesty performances haven’t gone unnoticed at all, with the forward now leading polls for FIFA 20’s main cover star.
The Korean has so far garnered more votes than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mohamed Salah. In a surprising leap to the top, the South Korean international can become the first Asian footballer to be the main cover star of the widely popular gaming franchise.
With over 213,149 votes, the white-hot forward has captured 17% of the votes, a shade ahead of Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi, Neymar and Salah wrap up the top 5.
With Son facing compulsory military service in South Korea, the season began with grave uncertainty. However, guiding South Korea to Asian Games gold in football, the ever-smiling attacker was granted the necessary exemption to continue his footballing career in Europe.
In Tottenham colours, the player has been irrepressible. With injuries to a whole slew of Tottenham first team players, The Korean has at times single-handedly driven the club forwards.
His three goals over two legs against Manchester City in the Champions League was instrumental to the club’s progress into the semi-finals. The player also holds the distinction of scoring the first goal in Tottenham’s new ground involving the senior team.