For the first time since 2018, a Tottenham Hotspur player has won a monthly player award. Son Heung-Min was named as October’s EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month after scoring four goals and tallying two assists during that time.
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Son Heung-min is the @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Month for October!#PLAwards | @SpursOfficial pic.twitter.com/58vqQKF2Z2
In winning the award, Sonny pipped his own teammate Harry Kane, along with Che Adams (Southampton), Conor Coady (Wolves), Pablo Fornals (West Ham), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), and Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
There was a time when it felt like Tottenham consistently had players (or managers) nominated for monthly awards, but in truth it’s the first time a Spurs player has won since Lucas Moura took the prize in August of 2018. The last time Sonny won a Player of the Month award was two and a half years ago in April of 2017. It’s the third time he’s won in his Spurs career.
In truth, it was an obvious pick — you don’t score four goals and notch two assists in a month without getting some form of major recognition from the league. He’s cooled off after a extremely hot start to the season, but hopefully Sonny can get going again after the international break — he hasn’t scored at all in November, and his only assist came in the Europa League win at Ludogorets.