Paul Merson has been left furious over the news Son Heung-min was not nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year shortlist.
The Sky Sports pundit was writing for Sportskeeda in his weekly column and slammed the decision not to put the South Korea international forward for the prestigious award.
It has been a season to remember for the 29-year-old, who got his hands on the Premier League Golden Boot on the final day of the campaign with a brace against Norwich City.
However, the Spurs winger has been snubbed in recent days of a nomination for the illustrious PFA award voted by his fellow players.
Having played a major role in Tottenham’s campaign to land a spot in the top four, Merson was left absolutely puzzled by the decision to not see Son’s name on the shortlist.
He wrote: “Son hasn’t been named in the PFA Players’ Player of the Year shortlist, and I think that’s pathetic at the highest level. He’s been consistent all season and on current form, he can walk into any team in the world.”
TIF Thoughts on Merson’s comments…
On this occasion, we absolutely agree with Merson and find it ludicrous that Son has been overlooked by his Premier League colleagues after the best goal return of his career.
Who is more important for Spurs?
However, what we would raise is Merson’s comments in the not-so-distant past, where he suggested Spurs were a one-man team with a heavy reliance on Harry Kane:
“But you take Kane out of the team, top four ain’t happening for Spurs. It’s as simple as that. When he doesn’t turn up at Burnley away, they get beaten. Tottenham are a one-man team and that’s not being disrespectful,” Merson said in April.
So although we agree with Merson on the PFA shortlist, we do find it slightly inconsistent that he suggests Son would ‘walk into any team in the world’ despite Spurs being a one-man team with Kane.