It has been a successful season thus far for the pride of North London. The club has produced some memorable games and they are still holding a spot in the last 8 of Champions League, even after some highly difficult circumstances. Injuries to key players and the talk of the future of Mauricio Pochettino threaten to derail the clubs form, but they have been holding steady.
The competition for the clubs player of the season could be a battle between numerous stars. There hasn’t been one stand out player throughout the season, with the best results of the season often being the result of differing stand-out performers. Harry Kane was at his best during the famous away win with against Borussia Dortmund, while Son was the star of the show in essential wins against Newcastle and Bournemouth. But, who will win the accolade at the end of the season awards?
The Spurs forward has enjoyed yet another stellar year, and the club is extremely fortunate to boast one of the best attackers in world football. His calmness in the Champions League against Dortmund sealed the final nail in the German’s coffin and ensured a first quarter-final in the competition since the Harry Redknapp era.
His World Cup golden boot win has ensured that the England captain is now talked about in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and that has allowed him to flourish. He is among the leading scorers in the Champions League, while he is also battling for the domestic golden boot. Despite missing seven games through injury, he has quickly returned to form and back among the goals. Few would wager against the talisman being named the clubs player of the season.
Whereas some of the club’s starlets, such as Christian Eriksen and Dele Ali have been missing on the big occasions this season, Kane has stepped up, never shying away from the responsibility of playing for Spurs.
The South Korean international has enjoyed another excellent season for Spurs and is now receiving the credit that should be guaranteed. Before this season Son went under the radar and was very rarely spoken about within the top players in the league; however that has changed this season. He has once against found the net more than ten times; despite playing fewer games due to international commitments.
He played a starring role for his national side during their Asian Games success, in which Son ensured that he no longer has to fulfil the mandatory military service that comes with being a citizen in South Korea. The player’s commitment to the club can’t be underestimated as he rushed back from the Asian Cup in January to help out the squad for their game against Newcastle United at Wembley as the injuries began to mount. Just three days after playing in Dubai for his national side, he was starring, and scoring the winner in the Premier League.
Son’s ability to use both feet makes him a star player for the team that can operate wide or centrally, ‘holding his horses’ and not rushing when going through on goal is up there with the best in the world. His input to the team this year has been vital, and that shouldn’t be forgotten.
Another England international that has come to the forefront this season and the coaches will be thrilled with his progression into a first-team regular. Winks has continuously been smart with the ball in the games where players of a similar age would struggle. He has been vital to Spurs, and his partnership with Moussa Sissoko has surprised but has been a welcome bonus to the team.
Winks went on to make two consecutive England appearances this season and was a star player in the country’s famous win against Spain. Later in the season, he scored the winner in a vital game against Fulham; his first goal for his boyhood side. If he can continue to progress at the rate he has this season, he will be a star. Winks should be talked about as one of the best players this season for Spurs, and his absence is recognisable; something which is undoubtedly a big compliment to the 23-year-old.