Heung-Min Son scores a superb free-kick for South Korea as the Tottenham star chases Leicester’s hat-trick and puts pressure on Harry Kane and Antonio Conte


Heung-Min Son continued his return to form by scoring a sublime free kick for South Korea.

The Tottenham star took to the pitch in a friendly against Costa Rica and emerged with a quality effort after 85 minutes to earn a draw for his country.

Son showed he was back to his best with a stunning strike to earn a 2-2 draw for South Korea
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Standing above the free kick, the 29-year-old curled the ball 18 yards around the wall and into the top corner of the Costa Rican net.

To say the South Korean star’s season is back would be a huge understatement.

After scoring 24 goals and 10 assists last season, Son was hoping to pick up where he left off as he entered the new season.

However, a streak of zero goals and just one assist in his opening eight matches indicated something might be wrong.

Antonio Conte made the decision to bench the player for the Premier League clash with Leicester before the international break, a game which saw him come off the bench with 59 minutes on the clock.

Making the most of his opportunity, Son scored a stunning hat-trick against the Foxes to guide Tottenham to a 6-2 victory at home.

Heung-Min Son scores a superb free-kick for South Korea as the Tottenham star chases Leicester's hat-trick and puts pressure on Harry Kane and Antonio Conte
Son looked confident as he stood above the free-kick on the edge of the box
Twitter: @theKFA
Heung-Min Son scores a superb free-kick for South Korea as the Tottenham star chases Leicester's hat-trick and puts pressure on Harry Kane and Antonio Conte
His son wrapped his foot around the effort which flew to the top corner of the net
Twitter: @theKFA


With Harry Kane as the benchmark for shots on goal and direct free-kicks at Tottenham, Son’s incredible effort for South Korea will surely have given Conte food for thought.

Kane’s bad set pieces have long been criticized, with Eric Dier sometimes challenging the striker from distance, but now more calls for the Korean to take them are coming.

After all, with Son now brimming with confidence, it would take a brave person to bet against him busting another set piece into the top corner if he had the chance.

Heung-Min Son scores a superb free-kick for South Korea as the Tottenham star chases Leicester's hat-trick and puts pressure on Harry Kane and Antonio Conte
Son was delighted to be back to his best with a hat-trick against Leicester last week
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Heung-Min Son scores a superb free-kick for South Korea as the Tottenham star chases Leicester's hat-trick and puts pressure on Harry Kane and Antonio Conte
Son now hopes he gets the chance to show more often what he can do with free-kicks
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