Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has lauded his team-mates after the side’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the weekend.

The North London side moved up to second in the Premier League table after taking all three points on Wearside on Saturday, with the versatile South Korean forward again netting a brace in the victory.

Son was named man-of-the-match for the third consecutive game for Spurs and it is clear that the former Bayer Leverkusen star is a man rejuvenated in recent weeks.

The Asian attacker stated that he was delighted to get his name on the scoresheet once again but stated that his side’s defensive efforts to hold out and record victory were more important.

“It was unbelievable, scoring two away goals against Middlesbrough after scoring two at Stoke, twice in a row in away games,” Son told the club’s official website.

“I’m very happy to score two goals and get the three points.

“It wasn’t easy in the second half because they scored in the 20th minute (of the second half) and then we had to defend. The most important thing is the three points. It was a difficult game, we defended well after they scored and I’m thankful for my team-mates.”

Son’s performances this season have been as good as having a new signing at White Hart Lane, with speculation that the star could leave Tottenham in the summer now a distant memory.