Tottenham's Son Heung-min is Premier League player of month

ABS-CBN Sports on May 13, 2017 10:04 AM
Tottenham's Son Heung-min is Premier League player of month
FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017 file photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match against Bournemouth at White Hart Lane stadium in London. Son Heung-min has won the Premier League's player of the month award, becoming the only two-time recipient so far this season. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

LONDON (AP) — Son Heung-min has won the Premier League's player of the month award, becoming the only two-time recipient so far this season.

The South Korea attacking midfielder netted five goals in six league games in April to keep second-place Tottenham on target for its highest finish in 54 years.

Son was the first player from Asia to collect the league's monthly accolade when he won the September vote of experts, captains and fans. Son's manager, Mauricio Pochettino, was named manager of the month.

Tottenham has three games remaining this season. Sunday's game against Manchester United is the London club's last at White Hart Lane.

"I just keep working really hard," Son said. "My goal was to score 10 goals."

Son has already managed 19 goals this season in all competitions. Scoring another would make Son the highest-scoring South Korean in a single European season, overtaking Cha Bum-kun's haul at German club Bayer Leverkusen in 1985-86.

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