EPL: Pochettino hails son, compares him to Beckham

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Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has praised Son Heung-min on his improving status stating he regards the South Korean superstar as Asia’s answer to David Beckham.

“We can see how people love Sonny in Asia, he’s an icon. We joked a bit, but I compare him with David Beckham,” said Pochettino.

“But I’m not surprised and it’s good to see how people love him and how important he is to people.”

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The Spurs said Son Heung-min’s superstar status in Asia reminded him of former England captain David Beckham.

Pochettino praised Son’s “fantastic mentality” and desire to keep improving, saying: “He is a good example for all the fans and people, not only here in Asia but in the whole world.

“His first season was tough, it was tough to adapt to England, to new football, new culture, new habits.

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“But after the first season his adaptation was unbelievable and he became a very important player for us.”

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