Ange Postecoglou cautiously compared Son Heung-min to Cristiano Ronaldo this week. Postecoglou did so when explaining why Son has shone in a new position this season. Son, 31, has spent the majority of his Tottenham career playing as a wide forward from the left wing.
However, following the sale of England no.9 Harry Kane this summer, Son has played predominantly as a central striker.
Ronaldo – who is the all-time leading scorer in soccer history – made a similar positional switch midway through his career, having started out as a winger before developing into an elite center-forward.
Postecoglou told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to make a similar comparison, but you had him at Manchester United, Cristiano.
“He started off as a winger. But I always felt with Sonny, he’s such a great finisher, his movement is outstanding and I think he’s clever enough to play in that central area.
“I always like his work ethic, you see his press and that’s what initiates the press from a defensive point of view and I knew he had that in him. It’s an idea I had in my mind and it worked out.”
Postecoglou was speaking on Friday before Tottenham’s Premier League game away at Crystal Palace.
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