Whenever a season comes to an end, talk inevitably turns to a reflective look back on the campaign as a whole. A large part of that process comes in the form of awards that are given out, and this week, the PFA Team of the Season was revealed. It features an eleven made up of some of the Premier League’s best – but there is one curious omission.
Though it’s voted for by the players themselves, it appears that a lot of them didn’t see much of Spurs this year, as north London favourite Son Heung-min was absent from the team – much to our surprise.
Of course, anyone who has regularly seen Spurs this term will know that he’s been invaluable to our cause. Naturally, important goals have stolen the headlines, but beyond that, everything he’s done has helped him turn into one of England’s best players.
He’s got a limitless engine, he’s fantastic on the ball, he’s a great passer, he always knows the best position to be in, and more importantly, he’s incredibly consistent at everything he does.
It makes you wonder, then, how players like Paul Pogba – who was really only at a high level for a period of a month or two – have managed to get into the team ahead of our South Korean sensation.
It’s no real surprise, to be honest, as he’s all too often been an unsung player in the Premier League, but that doesn’t make it right. Rather, it’s time for fans, pundits and players to recognise just how good he really is.