Son shines as Tottenham crush Watford to close gap

We [QPR] were never going to sign him - he was always going to go to a big club, but nobody actually took the plunge until Tottenham came in, and what a player they've signed! This season he has established himself as one of the better attacking wingers in the league, and he's up to 11 league goals and 18 goals in all competitions. "But it is still up to them to win the Premier League".

He added: "Could he score more than me?"

"We just look forward".

Kieran Trippier, deputizing for the rested Kyle Walker at right back, crossed to the far post and Son arrived to apply a calm, side-footed volley inside goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes' near post in the 54th.

The majority of the accolades will go to Son Heung-Min, and he certainly deserves the plaudits.

Watford put up a stubborn resistance in the early stages at White Hart Lane, but Spurs soon found their rhythm and ran riot with four exceptional goals. "The fact that he's built a team, he's believed in young players and brought them through", said Neville on Sky Sports.

Kane missed a few chances towards the end, while Son also missed a sitter for his hat-trick, but overall England striker's late introduction will be a further boot to Spurs as they continue to make this title chase interesting with seven games to play.

That is evident to anyone who has watched him this season as game after game, week after week, Alli has displayed a level of skill, drive and intelligence that belies his tender years.

The in-from King pulled a goal back for the hosts but the visitors had too much quality and sealed the win when the often unheralded Alonso curled home a breathtaking free kick to cap an impressive personal performance.

His first major play in Saturday's game was at the 33rd minute, when he assisted Dele Alli's goal.

"The fans want to know what happens with different players, but football today is going in a completely different direction to 10, 15 years ago; today it's a collective matter, more than before".

Spurs now have 68 points with a game in hand while Chelsea are on 72 points.

Spurs manager Pochettino, though, insists his side will not give up and are developing the winning mentality that will allow them to step up their challenge in the future even if they fall short on this occasion. To get a player who will not begin every match those are remarkable numbers.

  • Julie Sanders