Dutch Eerste Divisie

Son rising to celebrated status in Premier League

He's the humble Tottenham attacker in the form of his life, breaking records in the Premier League and helping to carry his nation's hopes heading into the World Cup.

Son Heung-min might operate in the shadow of Harry Kane at the London club - after all, who doesn't? - but there is a growing appreciation of the artistry and end product of the South Korean and he is establishing himself as one of the best forwards in English soccer.

Son's statistics speak for themselves: He's scored in seven of Tottenham's last 11 games; he's either scored or assisted 10 of his team's league-high 24 goals since the start of December; with eight league goals, he has netted more than Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard and Riyad Mahrez - three of the league's most celebrated forwards.