Son Heung-min hails 'unbelievable' Leeds United after making Tottenham Hotspur history

TOTTENHAM Hotspur goalscoring centurion Son Heung-min paid tribute to the "unbelievable" progress of Leeds United after sinking the Whites in north London.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 2:58 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 3:00 pm

Son became the first Spurs player beyond the UK and Ireland to score 100 goals for the club when tucking away Harry Kane's cross in Saturday's 3-0 victory.

Kane had earlier converted a penalty and Toby Alderweireld then powered home a header in the second half but Son admitted Marcelo Bielsa's Whites had provided his side with a very tough test in their latest Premier League clash.

United continued to attack throughout an end to end contest and had 18 attempts at goal compared to Tottenham's 20.

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IMPRESSED: Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min embraces Leeds United centre-back Pascal Struijk after Saturday's 3-0 triumph in north London as Kalvin Phillips and Harry Kane look on. Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images.

Asked if Leeds had been energetic and tricky challengers in his post-match interview on BT Sport, Son gave a puff of the cheeks and admitted: "It was a really difficult game.

"Obviously we know how they are doing, we know they are doing an unbelievable job and they are working so hard.

"We created chances from the start of the game and to get the clean sheet and 3-0 at the start of a new year is fantastic."

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Thank you Laura Collins