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We’ve got SONaldo! Ange Postecoglou compares Son Heung-min to Cristiano Ronaldo as he reveals why he decided to change the Spurs star into a centre forward

We’ve got SONaldo! Ange Postecoglou compares Son Heung-min to Cristiano Ronaldo as he reveals why he decided to change the Spurs star into a centre forward

Son Heung-min has played in a central situation next Harry Kane’s departureThe Tottenham skipper has netted 7 occasions in 9 Leading League outingsListen to the newest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’ 

Ange Postecoglou thinks Son Heung-min’s changeover from fast winger to  central striker is equivalent to that of Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The Spurs skipper has taken the mantle from Harry Kane subsequent his summer departure to Bayern Munich, netting seven periods in 9 league appearances while enjoying down the center. 

The change has negated the require for the Leading League significant-flyers to devote in a like-for-like substitution for their all-time top scorer. 

And Postecoglou reckons the 31-calendar year-old’s movement and intelligence will make him fantastic for the part. When also drawing comparisons to Ronaldo’s late-vocation swap. 

‘I really do not want to make a similar comparison,’ the Spurs supervisor advised Sky Sporting activities in advance of their match in opposition to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. ‘But you experienced him at Manchester United, Cristiano [Ronaldo].

Son Heung-Min has made an outstanding start to the season, scoring seven goals in nine

Son Heung-Min has made an excellent start out to the season, scoring seven ambitions in nine 

Postecoglou believes Son's movement and intelligence makes him perfect for a central role

Postecoglou thinks Son’s movement and intelligence would make him ideal for a central job

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Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Man United as a deadly striker having left as a tricky winger

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Male United as a lethal striker acquiring remaining as a tricky winger

‘He commenced off as a winger, but I often felt with Sonny [Heung-min] he’s this kind of a wonderful finisher, his movement is remarkable and I believe he’s clever plenty of to perform in that central spot.

‘I usually like his do the job ethic, you see his push and that’s what initiates the press from a defensive position of perspective and I understood he experienced that in him. It’s an idea I experienced in my head and it labored out.’

Considerably like the side as a entire, Son’s start out to the year has come as a surprise considering his fall in kind final phrase. 

But the arrival of the previous Celtic boss and the partnership with James Maddison has rejuvenated the Premier League 2021-22 Golden Boot winner. 

The South Korean’s variety was recognised with the September Participant of the Thirty day period Award. Son scored a hat-trick at Turf Moor in the rout of Burnley, bagged a brace in the north London derby, and the opening goal in Spurs’ 1st gain around Liverpool because 2017. 

It is really ALL KICKING OFF! 

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