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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold blown away by Son Heung-min free kick

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Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min scored a stunning free kick on Friday for South Korea which left journalist Alasdair Gold stunned. 

The Spurs star was captaining his nation in an international friendly against Costa Rica which ended in a 2-2 draw thanks to Son’s late goal from just outside the box.

It has been a difficult start to the new campaign for Son who had failed to score in any of his opening six Premier League games but shattered his drought with a stunning hat-trick on the weekend.

This is not the first time Son has netted a sensational free-kick for South Korea with the 30-year-old marking his 100th international appearance with a goal in a similar fashion.

And it was apparent Gold was seriously impressed by Son’s goal and has called for the South Korean to be promoted to free-kick taker for Spurs:

“Another beautiful Son free-kick today just when it was needed. Just a thought, perhaps he should take a direct one for Spurs once in a while,” Gold tweeted.

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

Gold is absolutely correct. It is still baffling to see Harry Kane step up to take free kicks despite Son showing time and time again that he is capable of scoring some stunning free kicks.

Should Son replace Kane on free kicks?

Yes

Yes

No

No

During his time in the Spurs first team, Kane has scored just two of free kicks with a deflected effort in pre-season his first since 2014.

Kane has racked up some unwanted statistics when it comes to goals from dead ball situations outside of the box whilst the South Korean has shown for his county just what he is capable of.

Given Spurs have brought in a new set-piece coach over the summer, surely he is looking at Son’s dead-ball ability as a potential source of extra goals.

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  • Jay says:

    ANYONE could replace Kane for free kicks. (My preference is Eric Dier.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am in awe of the goals he gets and the passing ability he has, but free kicks? Sorry Harry, it’s embarrassing to watch!

    That goal though from Sonny, truly incredible! You had to feel for the Costa Rica Goalie, It rifled in SO fast, the first he knew of it was when he read the newspaper the next morning!

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