Nuno Espirito Santo handed ‘boost’ by Spurs forward’s form over international break

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Tottenham forward Son Heung-min scored twice on international duty with South Korea this week as they attempt to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and give Nuno Espirito Santo a boost.

The 29-year-old scored two crucial goals in their qualification campaign, the first an 89th minute winner against Syria to win the match 2-1.

A last minute free-kick into the box landed for the striker just in front of goal to hand his side all three points.

Son then opened the scoring in a 1-1 draw against top of the group Iran, making a fantastic run and then a comfortable finish to put his nation ahead.

They ended up drawing and currently sit second in their qualifying group, just two points behind Tuesday night’s opponents Iran.

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The form will come as a welcome boost to Espirito Santo as his side heads to Newcastle on Sunday in Premier League action.

Spurs currently have the third-lowest tally for goals scored in the league so far with six, as golden boot winner Harry Kane has struggled to find the net so far.

Son is the current top scorer for the club this season, finding the back of the net three times this season in six appearances.

Last season, he managed to hit a goalscoring best of 17 goals in the league.

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A similar return this campaign could see him come close to beating both Robbie Keane and Jermaine Defoe in the Tottenham Premier League goal scoring charts, with Son currently sitting on 73 and Keane and Defoe both tied in third with 91 goals scored in the league.

One thing for sure is that Spurs fans will be wanting Son to translate his good form on the international stage into form in the Premier League.

Source by Football London

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