Tottenham forward Son Heung-min may have hit the ground running this season but he has kept his feet firmly on the ground.
The 28-year-old has made a blistering start to the 2020-21 campaign, notching eight goals in as many games, putting him top of the scoring chart alongside Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
However Son does not think he’s one of the Premier League’s best players, revealing that the idea has never crossed his mind.
‘I’ve never once thought I am among the best players in the Premier League. Honestly, I’ve never thought that for a moment,’ he told the Korea Football Association YouTube channel.
‘I have always tried to do my best for Tottenham and in the national team and try to show all my abilities. It feels different to play for the national team and for Spurs.’
Son won the Premier League goal of the season prize for his 90-yard slalom stunner against Burnley in 2019-20 but missed out on a place in the PFA team of the year.
Vardy, Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the chosen forwards.
Son, who scored 18 goals in 41 matches last season, has struck up a deadly partnership with striker Harry Kane this campaign.
The South Korea international netted four times in Spurs’ 5-2 over Southampton in September, with Kane the provider of all four goals.