Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min received high praise from manager Ange Postecoglou after his double secured a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday. Despite conceding two goals, Son’s goals ensured that Postecoglou’s team maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Son has taken on the role of captain this season and has become the leader on the pitch for the new-look Tottenham side following the departure of Harry Kane and the loss of Hugo Lloris as the first-choice goalkeeper. Son’s performance on Sunday took his league goal tally for the season to five, second only to Erling Haaland of Manchester City. Postecoglou commended Son’s leadership and work ethic, highlighting his selflessness and quality as a player. The manager also praised the positive environment created by Son, along with James Maddison and Cristian Romero. While Tottenham had already defeated Manchester United this season, the match against Arsenal was seen as a significant test for Postecoglou’s team. Despite not securing an away league victory at The Emirates since 2010, Tottenham’s fans were pleased with the team’s performance. Postecoglou emphasized that he was not merely satisfied with the draw, but believed that his team had matched a top-level opponent. In his first six Premier League games, Postecoglou’s team has scored at least two goals in each match, a feat achieved by only three other managers: Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, and Craig Shakespeare. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta acknowledged Tottenham’s strength and praised their coach, but cautioned against making premature judgments about their season based on only six games.
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