Gary Neville hailed Heung-Min Son as a special player and believes he completely deserves the Premier League Golden Boot. The South Korean scored a brace in their final game of the season against Norwich to score his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season. He shared the award with Mohamed Salah who also scored on the last day of the season.
“I named Son as my Player of the Season. It could have easily gone to Kevin De Bruyne because every time we watch him we’re blessed. Salah easily could have been Player of the Season, I think I named him in other quarters,” Gary Neville said about Heung-Min Son. “But Son, to do what he’s done at Tottenham, he does get respected, and he’d be taken by any top club in the world, but I thought he deserves something. He’s a special player. He gets overshadowed by everybody, even Harry Kane, but well done to him, Tottenham, and Antonio Conte. We were at the North London Derby 10 days ago and even if Arsenal had beaten Newcastle, I still think Antonio Conte would have stayed because of what he experienced that night. Where are you going to get this competitive element, these atmospheres in Europe at this moment in time? You’re not.”
“He’s done a brilliant job at Tottenham, he’s been assisted by the capitulation of Manchester United and the fall of Arsenal but he’s done a good job and was always going to. I’m very clear that he isn’t the right manager for Manchester United but you can say someone’s not the right manager for your club but he’s still a great manager,” he added. “The others have got Tuchel, Conte, Klopp, and Guardiola – they’re animals, they win trophies all the time. They stand on the touchline and can almost eat you alive with their presence and aura. The rest have a long way to go.”