Opinion: Amazing Son Heung-min stat shows Spurs man’s superiority to Messi in one area

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has been in scintillating form this season, with his link-up play with Harry Kane a joy to behold for the club’s fans.

While Jose Mourinho’s counter-punching tactics have sometimes been deemed as negative by the Spurs supporters, the devastating way in which the club’s two main attacking weapons have combined has been nothing short of sensational.

Although Kane gets many of the plaudits for his predatory ability in the opposition box, an incredible stat that has emerged shows that his Tottenham team-mate is even more lethal.

Created by understat.com, a look into the finishing statistics of attackers across Europe since 2016 shows that Son has an unbelievable 44.41% strike rate when chances are created for him.

This is double his nearest challenger – which just so happens to by his Tottenham partner in crime, Kane, at 21.33%.

With current Balon d’Or holder and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi in third on 21.31%, it shows just how clinical Son has been for Spurs in the last four years.

Tottenham fans adore the South Korean for his ability and attitude, while it is clear that he loves the club.

As such, it is essential that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy ties the scintillating star down to a new long-term contract sooner rather than later.