Son Heung-min returned to his best with a hat-trick against Leicester and continued his impressive form in the international break.
The Spurs striker had suffered an eight-game drought until he finally broke his duck with a hat-trick against Leicester.
The South Korean striker continued his impressive form in the international break as his own Punishment at 85 ‘ secured a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica.
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Son has now scored 34 goals for his country in 103 appearances.
He ranks as South Korea’s fourth top scorer and is 24 goals off Cha Bum-kun’s record of 58.
The Spurs frontman scored six goals for his country during the World Cup qualification process and played a pivotal role in qualifying for the tournament.
South Korea was included in Group H, along with Portugal, Ghana and Uruguay.
Antonio Conte is now spoiled for choice when it comes to his options forward to the Spurs.
It now has the likes of Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski, Son and Lucas Moura all vying for a spot in the top three.
The Italian coach made the courageous decision to put Son on the bench ahead of the match against Leicester, only for the South Korean who scored a hat-trick from the bench.
After the Leicester match, Conte explained: “I think it is important to understand well that when you play many games in a row, even when you are not psychically tired, you can be mentally tired, and you are not. Able to play all games. .
“But I was a player and I know you want to play huge games – Champions League and Premier League are huge games – but they’re starting to understand the rotation.
Having a player of Son’s level on the bench means that in a moment I can change the game and also with the rotation in defense today and when Bissouma entered the field he gave us a lot of strength and energy and I think this is the right path for us “.
Last season Son played a total of 3,021 Premier League minutes and was the fifth most used player of the Spurs.
Now they have the luxury of spinning it and now it looks like it’s going well for the season.
In the Premier League, Son has scored 96 goals and there are only four goals left to join the exclusive 100-goal club.