Expected to have a great start to the season with Tottenham, Son Heung-min actually struggled to get going.

The South Korea star only found the back of the net for the first-time against Leicester City on September 17th after by coming off the bench and scoring a hat-trick in his 31 minute cameo.

That was a boost he clearly needed, and many expect him to kick on from here, with Rodrigo Bentancur, who was bought by Tottenham from Juventus last January, full of praise for his teammate.

The Uruguay international was asked about the forward as the two, while playing with each other at Spurs, will face off in the World Cup, with their two nations drawn together in Group H with Ghana and Portugal.

He said to AUF TV, relayed by ESPN: “[Son] is the strongest player South Korea have. I take advantage of it today as a teammate, but in the World Cup, we are going to be rivals. He has an impressive ability one on one, a speed that kills you, and he hits the ball very well with both feet. He’s going to be a very difficult rival.”

Bought from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 for £27m, the 30-year-old has repaid that fee tenfold with his performances over the years.

Son has made 334 appearances for Tottenham since then, scoring 134 goals and picking up 75 assists, building a great partnership with Harry Kane in the process.

Add Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski to Antonio Conte’s options, and it’s clear to see why Spurs are one of the teams to beat this season in the Premier League.