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Spurs' Son makes history as first Asian PL Player of the Month

The Tottenham and South Korea forward has been in blistering form for club and country and picked up September's award for his efforts.

Spurs' Son makes history as first Asian PL Player of the Month
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Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea winger Son Heung-min has become the first Asian footballer to be named the English Premier League's player of the month after he won September's edition of the award.

Four Premier League goals

Son scored four goals in the top flight for Spurs last month and played a key role in taking the north London club to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

He has since scored the winner in Spurs' victory against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and got on the score sheet again in South Korea's 3-2 win over Qatar.

"Unbelievable feeeling"

"I can't believe it, it's unbelievable for me to get the award and it's just an unbelievable feeling," Son told Spurs TV.

"This last September was a great month for me. I'm very thankful to my team-mates, the gaffer [Mauricio Pochettino] and the coaching staff. It's just a great feeling."