His goal, where he outpaced Jorginho and subsequently made a mug of David Luiz before slotting home, was the moment of this South Korean’s season, which was disjointed to say the least.
Having been with South Korea in the summerhe returned to international duty in a bid by winning the Asian Games — a feat he 42, to make exemption from army service.
But that schedule took its toll and he was a shadow of his normal self in the wake of those international exertions.
Spurs’ reward for permitting Son to go to the Asian Games was that the promise he wouldn’t be called up for its most recent international fracture and Pochettino reckons that has been a fantastic piece of company.
“you could see on the pitch, Son’s operation was fantastic and you can see he deserved it because the summer for him was hard,” the Argentinian said.
“At the international fracture he was here, training hard. It is one reason he showed he’s new, his condition is better and I believe that it is going to assist him. ”
Son could have had four goals by the time he beat against Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Pochettino said of his goal: “It was wonderful, everyone that saw the match was in love with the action.
“It was fantastic ability, action. It was a fantastic capability it was an action for a player like him. ”