Heung-min Son has decisively silenced his detractors after scoring a hat-trick in the second half of Tottenham’s 6-2 victory over Leicester City.
Dejan Kulusevski took the place of the South Korean star in Tottenham’s starting XI for the match against the Foxes.
They say that form is temporary and class is permanent, that’s exactly what the 30-year-old proved in north London.
After bagging 24 goals and 10 assists in all competitions last season, the 30-year-old is yet to get himself off the mark this season with no goals and just one assist in eight appearances.
With Spurs already 3-2 up thanks to goals from Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Rodrigo Bentancur, Son was brought off the bench around the hour-mark in the hope of making some sort of impact on the field.
What the amazing player did instead was to steal the show.
Just 14 minutes after coming off the bench, Son got his first goal of the season with a curling right-footed effort that found the top corner, leading to muted celebrations in front of the fans.
He then showed exactly why he’s one of the Premier League’s best with a whipped left-footed effort that flew past Danny Ward to make it 5-2.