Ki: Son is among the best at Spurs

Ki Sung-yeung feels compatriot Son Heung-min has not been getting the recognition he deserves in the Premier League, despite being on course to surpass the 20-goal mark for a second successive season.

Son has scored seven goals in his last four appearances for Tottenham, taking his tally to 18 this term, and Ki insists he deserves to get the same recognition in the media as the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, as they have all contributed immensely to Spurs’ rise under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Swansea midfielder 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.”